HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah —
Bob Stevenson, Mayor of Layton City, was recently selected to receive the prestigious Community Wingman Award for his work as a champion of Hill Air Force Base.
“Mayor Stevenson personifies what it means to be a trusted Wingman,” said Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander. “Whether educating other key civic leaders on our critical mission sets or engaging with Airmen about quality of life improvements, his focus is always on advancing the relationship between the base and the community.”
Stevenson was honored with a medal, pin and personalized plaque during the Air Force Ball Sept. 22 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. His plaque will be permanently displayed in the Hill Aerospace Museum alongside past award recipients.
The honor, which has been presented annually to members of the community since 2007, recognizes those who have made significant service contributions to the installation.
Among his accomplishments, Stevenson played a leading role in orchestrating a community match for a Joint Land Use Study conducted by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. He brought together Hill AFB and local communities to help ensure that future installation mission and community growth maximize mutual benefits. In addition, he provided strong, rational leadership in the community during critical Environmental Impact Studies in preparation for the Air Force beddown of the F-35.
Through his role as a member of the Utah Defense Alliance Board, he applied his leadership expertise and knowledge of critical Air Force capabilities to tackle a broad spectrum of issues through a balanced, effective approach.
Most recently, Stevenson organized one of the largest donations to the 2018 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show, contributing to the event’s resounding success.
His long-time dedication to the base also culminated in his selection to Air Force Materiel Command’s prestigious Civic Leader Program. Headquarters AFMC is the parent command for Hill AFB.
Stevenson said one of the most rewarding aspects of his five-year tenure as mayor has been supporting the men and women who serve the nation.
“I am honored to be nominated and selected as this year’s Community Wingman Award recipient,” Stevenson said. “It’s incredible to be considered in the first place, and to have my name listed among those previously selected is a humbling form of recognition.”