KSB’s 40th Awards of Excellence luncheon was held at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

To celebrate KSB’s 40th Anniversary, chose the “Four Decades of Treasures,” as the awards theme Theme.

We honored the most significant contributions which have kept this place so special and, A Very Special Speaker …

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger


Our “Four Decades of Treasures” include:
The Forest Management Plan Sedona Academy
Friends of the Forest Educational Resources
Sedona Recycles Sedona-Oak Creek School District
KSB Litter Lifters Yavapai College, Sedona Campus
Land Preservation Sedona Public Library
Sedona Heritage Museum KSB Native Plant Workshop
Building Community Red Rock State Park
Sedona Incorporation Performing Arts
Big Park Regional Council Jazz on the Rocks
Roadway Enhancements Chamber Music Sedona
Uptown Enhancement Project Sedona Arts Center Theatre
Highway 179 Project Southwest Theatre
Sedona Community Center Canyon Moon Theatre

To celebrate KSB’s 40th Anniversary, we had a special guest speaker who can weave Sedona into a broader context.   Lisa Schnebly Heidinger is a very dynamic speaker, story teller, and accomplished author.  Lisa’s love of Arizona is as deep as her roots; Sedona was named for her great-grandmother, Sedona Schnebly.    For 30 years, Lisa has been a journalist, finding and recording Arizona’s stories, first as a newspaper and television reporter, then as a columnist and author.  She has written six books and countless articles about aspects of Arizona

February 14, 2012 was the Arizona State Centennial, and Lisa’s most recent book is the official State Centennial book, “Arizona: 100 Years Grand.”  This book was a six-year labor of love. Besides writing our state’s official centennial book, Lisa serves on the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission and the Arizona Centennial Commission, as well as the Centennial Foundation Board.

Tom & Shondra were our Masters of Ceremonies for our Awards of Excellence presentations.