Santa Fe New Mexican


2008 Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team Christopher Willett, animal rescue Juanita Manzanares, helping students into college Tessie Lopez, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mario Montoya and Denise Nava, Guitars not Guns Melynn Schuyler, YouthWorks Jim Black, St. John’s Soup Kitchen Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp. Roland Trujillo, parish and family volunteer Connie Axton, ARTsmart 2009 James Gallegos, veteran funeral honors Manny Ortiz, Boy Scouts Ernestine Hagman, student guidance Dorothy Massey, Collected Works Bookstore owner Desiree Romero, nursing home volunteer Al Lucero, Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen Dave McQuarie, disability advocate Johnny Micou, Galisteo Basin preservation Lou Finley, tutoring Jose and Clare Villa, Northern Rio Grande Heritage 2010 Interfaith Community Shelter Mary Helen Romero Kelty, Mariachi Conquistador Clayton Lewis, teen volunteer teacher, Capital High, SFCC Consuelo Hernandez, Old Santa Fe Trail Gift Shop Ray Valdez, Zozobra Alice Temple, Girls on the Run The Rev. Talitha Arnold, faith and human rights Herb Lotz, photographer, gay rights, vets volunteer Elizabeth Guss, math volunteer Lydia Pendley, social justice 2011 William Martin and Lorencita Taylor, language preservation Napoleon Garcia, Abiquiú Kassandra Rosales, school waste Kathryn Flynn, New Deal preservation Jenny Mier, Bienvenidos Outreach Shelley Oram, Rowe Volunteer Fire Department Gaile Herling, Adelante Delma DeLora, union leader for nurses Marcos Garcia, coach and El Rito community volunteer Willard Chilcott, Santa Fe Century 2012 Rob Krumholz, Cross of the Martyrs volunteer Joe Zebrowski, Sheridan, N.M., water relief Beverley Weller, Big Sister, Treehouse Camp, hospice, special education Annette Vigil Hayden, Truchas church preservation Bill Baxter, Santa Fe County open space Bobbi Hall, Food Depot Craig Barnes, civil rights, progressive politics Robert Eisenstein, Santa Fe Alliance for Science Santa Fe Striders, running and physical exercise advocates 2013 Narcisco Quintana, Nambé community Irene Padilla, quilter Will Channing, Wings of America Elmer Leslie, Habitat for Humanity Kenneth Mayers, Veterans for Peace Cesar Bernal, community soccer Mel Gallegos, musician, coach and teacher Mara Taub, prisoner and immigrant rights Notah Begay III, professional golfer, youth advocate Norma McCallan, hiking, outdoors volunteer 2014 George Rivera, Pojoaque Pueblo Bette Booth, parks, youth and neighborhood advocate Robert Ortiz, prison volunteer Christine Johnson, St. Bede’s community Anna Cardenas, Galisteo preservation John Rochester, Santa Fe Performing Arts, Food Depot, philanthropy Katherine Wells, Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Kathy Olshefsky, mounted search and rescue John Berkenfield, SWAIA, Spanish Colonial Arts Society, El Rancho de las Golondrinas Socorro Aragón, Northern New Mexico culture 2015 Enrique M. Montoya, church deacon Jane Buchsbaum, Native American arts Eleanor Ortiz, education and community involvement Meredith Machen, League of Women Voters Cheryl Brown, suicide prevention Joseph Eigner, Eldorado sustainability Raymond Bal, Chimayó preservation Ray Lopez, crisis intervention Daniel Coriz, open space and trails Deborah Simon, Rotary International 2016 Mary Chavez, Farm to Table, Esperanza Shelter, Santa Fe Mountain Center Steve LaRance, Hoop Dance teacher Miranda Viscoli, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence Ben Martinez, Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center Douglass Schocke, Computer Charity NM Rick Martinez, Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, community advocacy Michele Herling, Compassionate Touch Network Esequiel Marquez, Feeding Santa Fe Donald “Wiz” Allred, Youth Heartline Roxanne Swentzell, restoring Native food traditions 2017 Glenys Carl, Coming Home Connection Billie Russell, Tugan 3 veterans support group Juan Valdez, mental health and addiction counselor Allegra Love, Santa Fe Dreamers Project Shel Neymark, Embudo Valley Library and Community Center Nancy Gehman, CASA volunteer for foster children Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Voces de Libertad Marcos Zubia, Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families Angelique Chavez, special-needs prom Wendy Hassemer, Española MainStreet Theater 2018 Betty Weseman, Thanksgiving meal for those in need in Pecos Sandra Griego Martinez, counseling incarcerated women Meryl Lieberman, Casa Milagro Kenneth Salazar, Santa Cruz Irrigation District and East Rio Arriba Soil and Water Conservation District Regis Pecos, brokered a peace deal over a divisive Fiesta de Santa Fe pageant W. Peyton George, repair work for seniors Fabiola Guillen, cuts and styles hair for senior citizens, Bienvenidos Hubert van Hecke, weekly science classes at Wood Gormley Elementary School Tammy Berendzen, Santa Fe Skating Club Judy Costlow, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe Opera, Kitchen Angels, Santa Fe Chili and Marching Society, Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and Seniors on Bikes 2019 Ruth De Lay, Gerard’s House Mike Harcharik, Computer Charity Inc. Steve Harris, river advocate Carol Johnson, NAACP, United Way of Santa Fe County, The Food Depot Rollin Tylerr Jones, firefighter Vittorio La Cerva, New Mexico Men’s Wellness Carol Luna-Anderson, The Life Link Joyce Roberts, Habitat for Humanity Gabriela Silva, Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Mary Frances Singleton, Truchas Services Center 2020 Henry and Tina Lanman, trail rehabilitation, Trails Alliance of Santa Fe, the Fat Tire Society, Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and the Crazy Off-road Racing Enthusiast Crew Chris Wendel, Santa Fe Recovery Center Gilbert Romero, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Caballeros de Vargas Destiny Allison and Steve Ewers, coronavirus pandemic aid Lynn Glaze, Solace Crisis Treatment Center Sam Baca, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute, St. Elizabeth Shelters and Supportive Housing Antoinette Villamil, Many Mothers Frost 19 team at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, for COVID-19 care Dale Doremus, Santa Fe River Commission, Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club Sitara Gillian Trumbull, pandemic aid to Native communities 2021 Jytte Lokvig, Alzheimer’s Cafe Jeff Padilla, Compassion Through Action Karen Buller, Santa Fe Indigenous Center Mark Galassi, Santa Fe Chess Club, Serious Computer Programming, Institute for Computing Research Juliana and Tejinder Ciano, Reunity Resources Linda Wilder Flatt, Neighbor to Neighbor Fund Drive Juanita Quintana, Foster Grandparents Program Ralph Ortiz, supporter of youth athletes and owner of Desert Tees & Sports Brent Bonwell, Commonweal Conservancy Lupe Salazar, Barrios Unidos