Photos from the 2013 BLM "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Awards

The 2013 BLM Volunteer Awards were presented on Thursday, May 23, at seven BLM State Offices and shared through a teleconference among the offices.  The production was coordinated by the National Training Center in Phoenix, and featured BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze of the Washington Office. New Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a brief videotaped introduction to the event. To view profiles of the winners, select this link.

Alaska State Director Bud Cribley with Linda and Ray Panter at the State Office in Anchorage.New Mexico State Director Jesse Juen with Annette Froehlich and Manny Guerra from Las Cruces at the New Mexico State Office in Santa Fe.
 
Johsua Barlow with Jenna Whitlock, Utah Associate State Director, at the State Office in Salt Lake City.California State Director Jim Kenna, Associate State Director Angie Lara, and Martha Welch of the Upper Ridge Wilderness Association at the State Office in Sacramento.
Montana Volunteer Coordinator Ann Boucher, Acting State Director Sandy Brooks,  Illa Willmore, and Recreation Planner Mark Shaefer at the State Office in Billings.Nevada State Director Amy Leuders with Pat Williams at the State Office in Reno.
 
Idaho Acting State Director Kurt Wiedenmann,  Warren Trogden, and his wife Connie at the State Office in Boise.Cathy Cook of the National Training Center in Phoenix hosted the teleconference.  In Washington, D.C., BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze spoke at length about the BLM Volunteer Program.