Jo Ann Mickelson

Jo Ann Mickelson

The Arizona Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC) held its annual awards program last week during the association’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo.

The event, which commemorated the association’s 40th anniversary, took place April 28-30 at Pueblo El Mirage RV & Golf Resort.

Arizona ARVC presented four “Park of the Year” awards to RV resorts that  that deliver an extraordinary guest experience as a result of all-around excellence in operations, professionalism, marketing, customer service, and industry involvement. Winners included:

— Far Horizons Tucson Village in Tuscon and Mesa Spirit RV Resort, which both received Mega Park of the Year Awards.

— Orangewood Shadows RV Resort in Mesa, Large Park of the Year.

— Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory in Benson, Medium Park of the Year.

The Jack E. Denton Memorial Award was also presented to Jo Ann Mickelson, executive director of Arizona ARVC and co-owner of J & H RV Park in Flagstaff, in recognition of her many years of service to Arizona ARVC and to the campground industry.

Mickelson, who co-owns J & H RV Park with her husband, Harvey, has served on Arizona ARVC’s board for 30 year of the association’s 40 years.