FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino Community College is proud to announce Val Gleave as the 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipient. The honor is the highest award granted by Coconino Community College and is an opportunity to recognize a member of Coconino County who has exhibited exemplary service, leadership and support of the College.
Gleave was honored at CCC's Commencement Ceremony, May 10 at the Lone Tree campus.
Gleave, who lives in Page, was selected her lengthy record of community service, business and civic leadership, and support of CCC. Gleave was originally elected to the CCC Governing Board in 1996 and served on the Board for 16 years. She had served on the Page City Council for four years and supported the land given to CCC by the City of Page for the college. Gleave also was involved in the decision to partner with CCC and the City of Page for the Page City Library to be built which remains a central part of the CCC Page Campus. Gleave has been a resident of Page since 1983 and was the owner of Gleave Insurance Services, a business she and her husband Dale ran for almost 30 years.
Gleave has served on many committees and organizations that have been an important part in expanding the business community and opportunities in Page. Gleave and her husband are also members of the prestigious CCC Foundation Plateau Society. Gleave retired from her business in 2011 and from the District Governing Board on December 31, 2012 after serving 16 years with the Coconino Community College District Governing Board.