I had the honor of being asked to create the Viola Awards in 2018. The Viola Awards are Flagstaff’s Oscars for the arts and sciences community. Celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. Nearly 600 people attend the gala event to celebrate and support these inspirational people and organizations. It was quite a thrill and a challenge to create the awards. In 2018 seventeen awards were presented.