Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NARF Recognizes the Service of Delia M. Carlyle

At last month’s board meeting NARF recognized Delia M. Carlyle, our former Board Chairwoman and longtime supporter for her years of service to NARF and Native American issues.

Ms. Carlyle is currently a member of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Council. During her years on the Council, she has served in the capacity of Chairwoman, Vice-Chairwoman, and Secretary. Ms. Carlyle also served as the Chairwoman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and she is the first recipient of the Phyllis Bigpond Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ms. Carlyle joined the staff at the Ak-Chin Community Center, currently known as the Service Center, in 1978 and was appointed its Director in 1994. Her professional and political service to the Community Center and the Community Council enable her to assist with creating and implementing programs in areas such as housing, health, transportation, social services, education and community development, all of which directly benefit her community.

Ms. Carlyle graduated from Maricopa High School in 1974, and attended Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas and Central Arizona College. As a community and civic leader, Ms. Carlyle, has been recognized many times for her service and contributions. Despite her many accomplishments, Ms. Carlyle firmly believes her greatest achievements are her children and grandchildren.

Thank you, Ms. Carlyle, for your dedicated service to NARF.