Carolyn Fisher Honored with Spirit of Sedona Award
The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona announced their 2020 Spirit of Sedona Awards today. Among the Philanthropists of the Year honorees is Carolyn Fisher, vice president of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council. Carolyn has represented her neighborhood on the Council since its beginning in 1997, and served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer as well as many committees.
She is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and has lived in the VOC since 1994. After attending college in Virginia, she served in the Peace Corps in Southeast Asia. During her tenure in the Air Force she had assignments in Florida, Mississippi, Alaska, Alabama, Virginia, Illinois and California.
Carolyn is involved in many philanthropic activities in the Verde Valley, but among them, her greatest passion is education. On that front she is a contributor on both the macro and micro level. She was a key player in the effort to save the Big Park Community School for the Village, and is both a Director and volunteer with the Sedona Literacy Center tutoring elementary students on reading, writing and math skills. She served on the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee (VVBAC), which reported to the Yavapai College District Governing Board, works with OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), is affiliated with Yavapai College, and has worked tirelessly for more than a decade to bring educational courses to the Village of Oak Creek and Rimrock area. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Verde Valley Sinfonietta, is a Partner of the Sedona Village Partnership, and was treasurer for the Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs.
All that, and on any given day you will find her giving a little lift to some Verde Valley cause not previously mentioned.
Congratulations, Carolyn - and thank you for all you do for the Village and Verde Valley Region!