Business briefcase, Nov. 14, 2013

Karston Carr



Amanda Hill



Andrea Haitz



Ann Hayes



Connie Tremblay



Jeff Hanson



Linda Kramer



Linda Romer Todd



Lori Wood



Lynne Gilespie



Mike Burkhard



Sheri Griego



Tina Harbin



Steve Carver



■ The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics presented Dr. Karston Carr of Community Hospital with the Bob Green, DO Memorial Award during an October conference in San Diego.

The academy established the award in 2002 in memory of Dr. Robert L. Green. It honors the physician who achieves the highest combined score in the written and oral certification examinations for the prior year.

The rigorous certification examination is based on the DO residency, which includes more than five years of scholarly preparation.

Carr won the award out of more than 100 other physicians for achieving the highest combined score in 2012.  

“To me, it is a tribute to my mentors, Dr. Mitrick and Dr. Ingari,” Carr said in a news release. “Their efforts and abilities are what motivate me to strive for perfection each and every day on behalf of the patients I am so honored to serve.” 

Carr is a fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon with a special interest in treatment of the hand, wrist and elbow.

■ ColoradoBiz Magazine ranked Dalby, Wendland & Co. of Grand Junction 77th out of the top 250 private companies in Colorado based on annual gross revenue.

To qualify for the list, companies must be headquartered in Colorado and are ranked each year by gross revenues. The published list also highlights industry type, years in business, and number of employees.

Dalby Wendland is a certified public accounting and consulting firm that provides professional accounting and business services to individuals and businesses of all sizes. The firm maintains offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Grand Junction, Montrose and Telluride.

“We are honored to be among so many of Colorado’s greatest. As we celebrate 65 years in western Colorado, our firm’s founders Walt Dalby and Wes Wendland, would be proud of the legacy they started one client at a time,” said Steve Carver, president of Dalby Wendland.

■ The Special District Association of Colorado honored Gregory Martin, secretary and treasurer of the Clifton Sanitation District since 2006, with the 2013 Board Member of the Year Award.

The association annually presents this award to a special district board member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication and service to their district. Martin is in his 30th year of service on the Clifton Sanitation Board. He has served in many capacities, including president and secretary, as well as serving on committees such as the planning and finance committees and provided extensive leadership during the design and construction of the new wastewater treatment facility.

Martin said he was drawn to serve on the Clifton Sanitation Board because of his former work experiences and his desire to give back to the community.

In his professional capacity, Martin is president and owner of Grand Mesa Mechanical.

Martin was largely responsible for transitioning the district from an outdated lagoon treatment system to a new state-of-the-art treatment facility. The new facility was completed and became operational in 2009, dramatically improving the quality of the water discharged into the Colorado River, according to a news release.

During Martin’s tenure on the board, the district:

■ Retired its initial bond in 1992 and abolished the mill levy.

■ Consolidated Clifton Sanitation District #2 and Clifton Sanitation District #1 in 2005, removing duplication of services.

■ Developed a cooperative intergovernmental agreement with the Whitewater Public Improvement District to provide wastewater treatment in 2011.

■ Created the first wastewater treatment facility to meet the federally mandated ammonia discharge requirements for the designated section of the Colorado River that has been listed as “critical habitat” for the Colorado pike minnow, razorback sucker, bonytail and humpback chub.

■ Helped transform the former lagoon system into a sustainable agricultural and wildlife habitat that will benefit many species associated with wetlands and riparian habitat.

In addition to Clifton Sanitation District board duties, Greg served as a Clifton Fire Protection District Board member from 1982 to 1990. He was a volunteer fireman from 1979 to 2013 and served as assistant fire chief for the fire protection district from 1987 to 2013.

Martin won the district’s Phoenix Award more than once for saving the life of another person.

The Grand Junction Lions Club named him a “Hometown Hero” in 2003 in recognition of his time and effort in support of meeting a community need. 

Martin also participated as an Honor Flight Medical Team member, helping to fly more than 500 World War II veterans from the Western Slope to Washington, D.C., to view the National World War II Memorial.

■ The Grand Junction Area Realtor Association has a new group of leaders. The 2013-2014 leadership team includes: Chairwoman Linda Romer Todd; Chairwoman-elect Lynn Gillespie; Past Chairman Michael Burkhard; Treasurer Ann Hayes; Directors Connie Tremblay, Lori Wood, Andrea Haitz, Shari Griego, Liza Boetticher, Amanda Hill, Jeff Hanson, Bill Wagner; CAR Directors Linda Kramer, Tina Harbin, and Marjorie Genova.

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