ORTA MEMBER AWARDS
It is well known that the Ohio Rail Tourism industry is largely operated and managed by a dedicated group of highly committed individuals, many of whom are volunteers. The Ohio Rail Tourism Association (ORTA) takes much pride each year in recognizing the leading volunteers and individuals that continue to build our organizations and develop our industry. It is through their hard work and leadership that our industry continues to grow and our individual organizations continue to prosper.
It is with great privilege that we present our prestigious ORTA Award Recipients.:
2010 Extraordinary Achievement Award: Richard Williams
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, Orrville Ohio
2010 Outstanding Achievement Award: Shawn Woods
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Nelsonville, Ohio
2009 Extraordinary Achievement Award: Dennis Deese
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, Orrville Ohio
2009 Outstanding Achievement Award: Randy Rood
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio
2008 Outstanding Achievement Award: David Addair
The Byesville Scenic Railway, Byesville, Ohio
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Kurt Teschendorf
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio
2007 President's Award: Barry H. Fromm
The Depot Rail Museum, Columbus, Ohio
2007 Extraordinary Achievement Award: Roy Carmony
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Roger Scott
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, Orrville Ohio
2006 Extraordinary Achievement Award: Larry Blake
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Nelsonville, Ohio
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Bixter
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, Orrville Ohio
2005 President's Award: Ohio Rail Development Commission
2005 Distinguished Service Award: Lynda Nelson
Ohio Rail Development Commission
2005 Extraordinary Achievement Award: Patsy Beamer
Madd River & NKPRR Society, Bellevue, Ohio
2005 Outstanding Achievement Award: Joe and Linda Beck
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award William Linebaugh
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio
2004 Outstanding Achievement Award: Roy Carmony
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio
2003 Outstanding Achievement Award: Curtis Borror
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway, Waterville, Ohio