Ed Honea

Best Community Leader

Ed Honea 

Town of Marana Mayor

Marana and the name Honea just go hand-in-hand, and Ed Honea is doing well for the five-generation Marana family. Sitting his third separate term, Honea graduated from Marana High School, is a Vietnam War veteran and truly a man of his community.

Second Place: Dave Bowen, Marana Town Council

Third Place: Mary Snider, Oro Valley Town Council



Best Firefighter

Mike Price

Golder Ranch Fire District

Michael Price has been in the fire service for 28 years.  He is presently a Battalion Chief with the Golder Ranch Fire District with the primary responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations of five stations in his battalion and the hands on service to the public in the fire district. 

Second Place: Danny O’Connor

Third Place: Cheryl Horvath



Best Police Officer

Terry Rozema

Marana Police Department Chief of Police

With decades of experience in his field, Chief Terry Rozema leads his department by example. Though he spent a great deal of his career with the Tucson Police Department, Chief Rozema has made a positive impression over the years on the residents and officers in Marana.

Second Place: Ofc. Kevin Mattocks

Third Place: Sgt. Jeff Pridgett



Best Teacher

Doreen Rouille

Ironwood Ridge High School

It only makes sense that the reader-voted best high school would be home to the Best Teacher, and Doreen Rouille has made the jump from her No. 2 spot last year to clinch the high honor. An English teacher who acts as the adviser for the Iron Quill Newspaper, Rouille has left an indelible impression on her young Nighthawks and their families.

Second Place: Christy Talmage

Third Place: AJ Lepore



Best School

Ironwood Ridge High School

2475 W. Naranja Drive


Founded just after the turn of the century, Ironwood Ridge High School has produced countless high achievers and impressive young men and women, and continues to do so every year. The home of the Nighthawks is hallowed ground for those who proudly walk the halls, and our readers have proven that Nighthawk pride runs deep.

Second Place: BASIS Oro Valley

Third Place: Legacy Traditional School



Best Volunteer

Dr. Emil Tompkins

Tompkins Family Chiropractic

The core values at Tompkins Family Chiropractic come from the top: “We believe that people demand the highest quality healthcare from providers who care about the whole person, not just their current issue.” And that way of thinking has overflowed into everything Tompkins has done. Congratulations on the recognition.

Second Place: Piper Mali

Third Place: Volunteers at Treasures 4 Teachers

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