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 News.bytes Extra, issue 279

BLM Bakersfield Acting Field Manager Gradek recognized with oil industry award

The Independent Oil Producers' Agency (IOPA) presented its Jim Gilstrap Award to BLM Bakersfield Acting Field Manager Patty Gradek, "for your success in fostering a greater understanding between government and the petroleum industry."

The Jim Gilstrap award was established in April, 1987 in recognition of the many contributions J.S. Gilstrap who, for many years, was the Executive Vice President of the Independent Oil Producers' Agency. IOPA offficials say Mr. Gilstrap strongly influenced the Agency in the development of its marketing, governmental and the general influence of how the I.O.P.A. functions as it is today.

The award is presented annually to recipients who have made an exceptional contribution toward fostering a greater understanding between government and the petroleum industry.  In addition, a special scholarship was set up at U.C.L.A.  The first annual award was presented to State Senator Don Rogers in 1987.

Below: Patty Gradek with Les Clark, Executive Vice President of the IOPA
BLM California, Bakersfield Field Office Manager Patty Gradek with Les Clark, Executive Vice President of the IOPA

Gradek also received Certificates of Recognition from the Kern County Board of Supervisors, State Assemblyman Bill Maze and State Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Cong. McCarthy and a California State Senate resolution from Roy Ashburn and Dean Florez.


BLM California News.bytes, issue 279
 

 


 
Last updated: 04-30-2007