The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Reid/Kaecker Volunteer of the Year Award during its recent Membership luncheon to Board President Charlie Arnold. The award is given each year to a volunteer who shows outstanding support for the Chamber and the Community, and is named after Virginia Reid and Bob Kaecker.
“When I saw my mom show up for the meeting, I had an inkling something was going on, but I was very surprised, because I had no idea that I had been chosen,” Arnold said. “I feel extremely honored to be among the distinguished recipients of this award. This simply reaffirms my commitment to supporting Chino Valley and the quad city area through volunteer efforts. When we all work together positive things can be accomplished that will benefit everybody in the area.”
Arnold’s professional affiliations include the President of Southwest Development Consultants and the Director of Operations for the Bright Star Community of Chino Valley. Arnold currently serves in the following capacities:
- President of the Board, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member, Central Arizona Partnership
- Executive Board Member, Prescott Area Coalition of Tourism
- Board Member, Yavapai County Contractors Association
- Founding Member Chino Valley Economic Development Organization
- Member of Prescott Area Leadership
- Member Mayor’s Economic Development Committee
- Member Mayor’s Safe Yield Committee
- Senior Staff, American Legion Boys State Program
- Member, Chino Valley Rotary Club
During 2009 Arnold headed the Chambers most successful membership Drive and served as CoChair for the Chambers 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Cochair for the Health, Home & Business Expo. He regularly attends other committee meetings of the Chamber and the Town of Chino Valley.
Arnold also hosts Real Estate Weekly a local real estate talk show on KQNA 1130am & 99.9fm every Saturday from 78am and is a regular contributor to Chino Valley & Prescottenews.com.
Past recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award include:
2005 – Vera French
2006 – Bonnie Hayes
2007 – Barbara Garcia
2008 – Penny Hubble