Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards

Recognizing Achievements of Public Servants

Every day throughout Arizona, public servants are contributing to their communities and civic life, working collectively to shape the future of our state. To recognize actions that are creating a better future for all Arizonans, the Center for the Future of Arizona presents the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award.

Awarded in three categories – Community Builder, Emerging Leader, and Civic Leader – honorees exemplify the impact that dedicated and talented people have connecting communities and engaging citizens, just as Gabe Zimmerman did in his role as Director of Community Outreach for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

With the support of his family, the award is named in honor of Gabe, who lost his life on January 8, 2011 while serving the citizens of Arizona at a “Congress on your Corner” constituent outreach event. Honorees are recognized by the Center at the annual Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) luncheon and presented in partnership with ACMA, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and the County Supervisors Association of Arizona.