CASPER, Wyo. — The director of the Platte River Trails Trust, an organization that has created the Tate Pumphouse, the whitewater park along the North Platte River and trails around the Casper area, has been honored with an award from the Wyoming Community Foundation.
Angela Emery, executive director of the Platte River Trails Trust, was presented with the Tony Cate Prize for Nonprofit Leadership at the Wyoming Nonprofit Conference, the Wyoming Community Foundation said on June 17. The prize is named after H.H. “Tony” Cate Jr., who was a generous philanthropist who donated a significant endowment from his estate to the Wyoming Community Foundation.
Each year, the award is presented to a resident of Natrona or Converse County who has demonstrated a history of outstanding organizational leadership in the nonprofit sector.
“Angela was nominated and selected for this award for her outstanding work as an ED in her field and because of the significant contributions she has made to her community,” the Wyoming Community Foundation said. “Congratulations to Angela…’the trails lady.'”
The award was presented to Emery by Kellie Clausen from the Wyoming Community Foundation’s Casper Area Board.
The Platte River Trails Trust celebrated Emery having received the award in a statement on Tuesday.
“We are proud Angela’s personal commitment to improving our community’s quality of life, organizational vision, collaboration, and demonstrated wisdom and work ethic was recognized,” the Platte River Trails Trust said. “Join us in congratulating Angela on an award very well deserved.”