Tribute to Citizen Diplomats

One of the essential roles of a member-based organization, like the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, is to recognize the excellence, service, and achievements of its members. There is no better way to encourage engagement in Citizen Diplomacy than to identify those whose contributions are outstanding.

Since 2008, UCCD has paid tribute to these extraordinary individuals at the annual Tribute to Utah’s Citizen Diplomats, an event held in August, honoring remarkable Utah volunteers who help shape U.S. foreign relations “one handshake at a time.”


2015 Citizen Diplomat Award Recipient

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Laura Dupuy


2013 Citizen Diplomat Award Recipients

 Dr. Erlend “Pete” Peterson

IMG_0808L to R: Dr. Peterson and UCCD
Board Member Ben Banks.

Errol EerNisse and Sonja Chesley

ErrolSonjaWebL to R: UCCD Board Vice President Jonathan Tichy,
Sonja and Errol.

Bob Dunn, and the members of the
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley

IMG_0812L to R: Bob Dunn with UCCD
Board Member Howard Lehman.

2011 Citizen Diplomat Award Recipients

 Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development,
International Trade and Diplomacy Office

L to R: Franz Kolb, Miguel Rovira, Sophia DiCaro, Craig Peterson, and Brett Heimburger

Jeralynn and David Winder

L to R: David and Jeralynn Winder, Doyle Arnold (UCCD Board Member)

2010 Citizen Diplomat Award Recipients

Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price

L to R: Ambassador John Price, Marcia Price, Howard Lehman (UCCD Board Member)

Rosemary Baron, Educator and Administrator

L to R: Rosemary Baron (right) with UCCD Board Member, Lou Jean Flint

2009 Citizen Diplomat Award Recipients

 Utah Senator Gene Davis

Martha Ball, Founder and Director (ret.), Utah Three R’s Project

L to R: Gene Davis, Martha Ball

2008 Citizen Diplomat Award Recipients

 Ben and Susan Banks, Directors, LDS Church Hosting
Keith and Irene Longson, Assistant Directors, LDS Church Hosting

L to R: Susan Banks, Ben Banks; Laura Dupuy (UCCD Executive Director) Michael Bassis, (President, Westminster College), Keith Longson, Irene Longson

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