"Preserving Arizona's history and culture is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give to the state," said Governor Napolitano. "These awards honor those who have spent countless hours ensuring that Arizona's past remains an important part of our future."
2006 recipients of the Governor's Awards are:
- Arizona Public Service for historic preservation efforts related to the retirement of the Childs and Irving hydroelectric power plants (between Strawberry and Camp Verde).
- Catlin Court Historic District Association for efforts to create and nurture Glendale's first historic district.
- Victor Linoff (Mesa) for more than three decades of work in preservation.
- Mandell & Meyer Building rehabilitation/adaptive reuse project team (Casa Grande).
- Danny Morales for his rehabilitation work on San Xavier del Bac Mission (Tucson).
- The makers of "Nihizazii K'eeda'didleeh Nt'ee: Our Ancestors Knew How to Farm" documentary (Ganado).
- U.S. Representative Ed Pastor (Phoenix) for long-standing support of preservation in the halls of Congress.
- Lyle Stone, Ph.D. (Tubac) for a lifetime of preservation work.
- Verde Valley Senior Center rehabilitation/adaptive reuse project team (Cottonwood).
- Yuma Crossing Cultural Alliance for Yuma Crossing Day.