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Outstanding Community Leadership Award

June 29, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


We are pleased to announce Karyn Gitlis, Class XXX, as the recipient of #Tempe Leadership’s 2019 Outstanding Community Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon.

Karyn has been devoted to the preservation of neighborhoods and historic properties for many years, having lived in Tempe for 44 years. In 1994, Karyn was appointed by Mayor Harry Mitchell to the ad hoc Historic Preservation Commission that was formed to help determine if Tempe should adopt an Ordinance for Historic Preservation and institute a historic preservation program. She was already active in her community, working to preserve the unique qualities of the Maple Ash #Neighborhood. She served as chair of her Neighborhood Association for many years.

Over the years, Karyn has been actively involved in Tempe’s Historic Preservation Program. Karyn has helped with the conservation, enhancement, and preservation of dozens of historic properties throughout Tempe. In 2010 she listed her home in the Maple Ash Neighborhood on the Tempe Historic Property Register.

Karyn worked for 30 years in the Tempe Elementary School District (1975-2005) as part of her 32-year career as a speech-language pathologist. She also served on the Tempe Aviation Commission. Karyn is a true #community leader.


June 29, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Tempe Chamber of Commerce


DoubleTree by Hilton