Longtime friend, environmental champion, and outstanding communicator, Steve DeVol, passed away on February 26th of this year. Steve served KSB for years in a number of roles: he was Secretary (2006-2008), Executive Vice President (2009-2010), and he last served as KSB’s President.
During his time as President, Steve was given the Norman McGee Award, named for KSB’s principal founder Norman McGee, for his long-term contributions to KSB. Steve was passionate about protecting our national forest and led the efforts to permanently protect it.
Steve created and was the committee chair for the “Capture the Wonder” photo contest (2007-2010). Some of the photos that decorate the walls of KSB’s historic Pushmataha Center were taken by winners from that contest.
Steve was visually gifted with both a still camera and with video. He created a YouTube video for KSB and championed the cause for Sedona’s National Scenic Area (NSA) designation. View that video here. Steve donated his time and skills as cameraman for the NSA TV ad in 2010 and for other events and causes.
Steve and his wife, Suzan Drury, recognized the need for an online presence for KSB; together they worked on KSB’s first website.
All of us at KSB wish to acknowledge our appreciation for all Steve did to keep Sedona beautiful. He made a positive footprint here that will long be remembered.
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