Ogden city and Weber State University hosted a college town celebration dinner last month to recognize many local organizations for being outstanding community partners.
Hill Air Force Base was one of five community organizations recognized with a bedrock award for its long-standing community partnership with Ogden and WSU.
Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander, accepted the award on behalf of the installation. He told the installation’s senior leaders the award was a tribute to all of Team Hill, not just the Air Base Wing.
Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell said the event provided an opportunity to gather many community partners together and provide them with much-deserved recognition.
“We are very appreciative of our partnerships with Weber State University and the many organizations who continually provide outstanding contributions to our community,” Caldwell said.
WSU has partnered with local organizations for more than 125 years to provide quality programs and educational opportunities.
WSU President Charles Wight said, “Just as Ogden serves as a hub for its surrounding area, Weber State serves as a regional university for many cities within Weber, Davis and Morgan counties. This event celebrates our ongoing connections with, and commitment to, our community.”
The following groups were honored with bedrock awards for their long-standing community partnerships:
• McKay-Dee Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare — 105 years
• TriO Upward Bound, Ogden School District and Davis School District — 50 years
• Ott Planetarium and Weber School District — 46 years
• Hill Air Force Base — 41 years
• Community Engaged Leaders: Habitat for Humanity, Best Buddies, Special Olympics & YMCA — 27 years.
The 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office contributed to this article.