Conservation Hero, Arizona League of Conservation Voters
Legislative Champion, Arizona League of Towns and Cities
Friend of Transit Award, Arizona Transit Association
Distinguished Elected Official, 2011, Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association\
Arts Hero Award, 2013, Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Tech Ten Legislator of the Year, 2013, Arizona Technology Council
Leader of the Year in Public Policy Arts and Humanities, 2013, AZ Captiol Times
University of Arizona College of Education Public Service Award
Tucson Arts and Culture Leader Tucson Pima Arts Council, 2010. Honored by the as one of 25 individuals considered the most influential in the previous 25 years in Greater Tucson.
Arts Hero Arizona Citizen Action for the Arts, 2008-2010. Honored as a leading arts advocate during legislative session.
Legislative Champion AZ League of Cities & Towns, 2007-2010. Honored as a top municipal advocate during legislative session.
Conservation Hero Arizona League of Conservation Voters, 2007. Honored as one of three legislators who did the most to save the environment during the 2007 legislative session.
Friend of Transit AZ Transit Association, 2006. Honored as the top advocate for public transit in the state of AZ.
Williams College Bicentennial Medal Williamstown, MA, 2003. Honored for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor. Past honorees include historian Michael Beschloss, filmmaker John Frankenheimer, SEC Chair Arthur Leavitt, and art administrator Kirk Varnedoe.
2002 National McKnight Fellow Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2001-02 (biennial award). Selected from artists nationwide to conduct a long-term residency in interdisciplinary arts in 2001-2002.
Best Mural Tucson Weekly, Tucson, AZ, 1999-2009 "Windows to the Past" is perennial winner of the Tucson Weekly's "Best of Tucson" annual readers' poll.
Favorite Piece of Public Sculpture or Artwork Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ, 2000.
Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium Baltimore, MD, 1999. Named one of the top 56 community artists (from all disciplines) in America in a program funded by the National Endowment of the Arts and six other national arts agencies.
Keeper of the Desert Treasure Award Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, 1999.
TPCHC Historic Preservation Award Tucson, AZ, 1999.