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Commitment to Idaho

Nominations for 2020 honorees being accepted now

2020 Commitment to Idaho

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Commitment to Idaho and Enhancing Public Discourse Awards.

Use the form below to anonymously nominate someone who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the people of Idaho and/or someone who has elevated public discourse. The 2020 Commitment to Idaho Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on the campus of Boise State University. Please check this page for any details regarding change of plan due to campus closure.

Past Commitment to Idaho winners have been U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (2016), Idaho Rep. Bruce Newcomb (2017), Jodi Peterson of Interfaith Sanctuary (2018) and Karan Tucker (2019).

Previous Enhancing Public Discourse Award honorees have been Betsy Russell (2017), Dottie Stimpson (2018) and Melissa Davlin (2019).

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Congratulations to our 2019 Honorees

Karan Tucker and Melissa Davlin
Karan Tucker and Melissa Davlin

Commitment to Idaho 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Commitment to Idaho honoree is Karan Tucker of Jannus, Inc.

The 2019 Enhancing Public Discourse honoree is Melissa Davlin.

Congratulations Karan and Melissa!

Congratulations to 2019 nominees:

2019 Commitment to Idaho Nominees:

  • Annette Dillard, volunteer for multiple arts programs throughout the valley
  • Julie Heidemann, Idaho Dept. of Labor, McCall
  • Marc Beitia, Idaho Teacher of the Year and Mayor of American Falls
  • Paulette Jordan
  • Karan Tucker, Jannus
  • Governor Brad Little
  • Rebecca Cleveland-Schroeder
  • Luke Mayville
  • JJ Saldana, Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Holli Woodings, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage and Boise City Council
  • Rick Johnson, Idaho Conservation League
  • Karen Vauk, Idaho Food Bank
  • Former Governor Otter
  • Timothy M. Murphy, Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner
  • Alex LaBeau, IACI
  • John Eaton, IACI
  • Elizabeth Dickey, Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Lauren McLean, Boise City Council President
  • Sue Ellis, Women’s and Children’s Alliance

2019 Enhancing Public Discourse Nominees:

  • Rocky Barker
  • Melissa Davlin
  • Bill Manny
  • Don Day
  • Frankie Barnhill
  • Gemma Gaudette
  • Nicole Foy
  • James Dawson
  • A.L. “Butch” Alford, Jr.
  • Margaret Carmel
  • Audrey Dutton
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