Nominated by Cheryl Salfrank and Martha Prumers
Robin Gordon has brought her love of music together with a desire to serve her community to the benefit of many who now enjoy several events and activities centered on music and local history. Since moving here in 1978, she has raised a family, worked several jobs including time serving as a city councilwoman, and currently operates Transerv Transportation. She is also responsible for bringing successful and popular programs to life that enrich the city of Kingman.
In 2000, she was producing free concerts in the park which were well attended. Later, in conjunction with discussions to build a Kingman Center for the Performing Arts, she had the idea to engage and encourage the community's interest in attending live performances. So in 2010, Gordon enlisted the aid of friends and fellow visionaries and Sounds of Kingman was born. Set to "cultivate an appreciation for live entertainment and to encourage the community to support the arts," the program seeks to "meet the need for a variety of entertainment opportunities in the area by organizing performances within the Kingman community."
Robin has spearheaded two very different program series. Concerts in the Park has been offered each summer since 2011, providing free concerts to the community that have proved so popular that the stage had to be expanded and improved. Robin also spearheaded that effort, bringing it to fruition.
The second program Gordon worked on was "Our Time, Our History," in cooperation with the Mohave Museum of History and Arts and the Arizona Humanities, which has been offered since 2013 and presents various speakers and performers entertaining and educating about Arizona's past. In addition, in cooperation with the MMHA, she has also assisted and coordinated free Christmas programs using mostly local talent. Through her efforts to increase cultural awareness and enjoyment, Robin Gordon is truly an asset to her community.