Outstanding Community Leadership Award

Sponsored by Tempe Leadership, the Outstanding Community Leadership Award is presented in June as part of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Breakfast. Tempe Leadership Council members and members of the community may nominate a person who:

  • Lives or works in Tempe
  • Has been associated with the Tempe Leadership program
  • Is currently making or has made a positive impact in the community as a result of his or her leadership involvement

Nominees may not be current Tempe Leadership Council members.

2020 award winner Julie C. Kent
2023 Winner: Rabbanni FurQaan

Past recipients of this award from 1990 to present: Eva Patton, Nancy Leach, Lawn Griffiths, Bobbie Cassano, Len and Jean Copple, Mel Kessler, Zita Johnson, Christine Wilkinson, Gail Fisher and Linda Spears, Joseph Spracale, Jim Buchanon, Bill Regner, Steve Bauer, Neil Giuliano, Diane and Nick Hughes, Sharon Doyle, Cliff Jones, Margaret Hunnicut, Pen Johnson, Beth Fiorenza, Harvey Gibson, Shana Ellis, Mike Jennings, Peggy Moroney, Judy Aldrich, Elizabeth Cling, Karyn Gitlis, Julie Kent, Tonya Gray