CIRA Trailblazers

Each year, the Central Indiana Realtist Association (CIRA) hosts a Trailblazer Awards & Recognition Luncheon. Its purpose is to honor and celebrate local champions for homeownership.

2021

Due to the COVID pandemic, no luncheon was held. However, at our Holiday Luncheon, we provided the following awards:

  • Outstanding Service & Leadership Award: Delores Braxton-Kennedy
  • Rising Star Award: Rochelle Perkins
  • Above & Beyond Award: Sherry Boudoin
  • Support Role Above & Beyond Award: Steve Todd
  • Distinguished Advocacy & Industry Award: Amy Nelson

2020

Due to the COVID pandemic, no luncheon was held.

2019

Our 2019 Trailblazer Awards & Recognition was held on June 13, 2019. See photos from the event here. You can download the 2019 program here to see sponsors and additional information about the event.

This year’s Trailblazer Awardees were:

Our Best of the Best Award Winners were:

  • Erica Petty-Saunders, Affordable Housing Program Senior Compliance Analyst, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
  • Latoya Dix, MBA, Realtor, Carpenter Realtors

2018

Our 2018 Trailblazer Awards & Recognition was held on June 14, 2018. You can download the 2018 program here to see sponsors and additional information about the event.

This year’s Trailblazer Awardees were:

Our Best of the Best Award Winners were:

  • Sherry Boudin, Mortgage Loan Originator LMI, AVP, Old National Mortgage
  • Rachael Lewis, Community Builder, Northwest Quality of Life, Flanner House Inc.
  • Tedd Grain, Deputy Director of Indianapolis LISC

2017

Our 2017 Trailblazer Awards & Recognition was held on June 8, 2017.  See photos from the event here. You can download the 2017 program here to see sponsors and additional information about the event.

This year’s Trailblazer Awardees were:

Our Best of the Best Award Winners were:

  • Wendy Cooper, Senior Projects Manager, Insight Development
  • Paige Dowe, Support Specialist, MIBOR
  • Courtney Goodwyn, Director of Housing Development, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation
  • Doshia Harris, Broker, JB Real Estate Consultants
  • Jacqueline Simpson, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, MB Financial

2016

Our 2016 Trailblazer Awards & Recognition was held on June 9, 2016.  See photos from the event here.

This year’s Trailblazer Awardees were:

  • Walter S. Blackburn
  • Jonathan E. Edmonds
  • Eugene McClain and Norman “Norm” McClain
  • Diana Rice-Wilkerson

2015

Our 2015 Trailblazer Awards & Recognition was held in 2015.  See photos from the event here.

This year’s Trailblazer Awardees were:

  • Janis Bradley
  • Augustus “Gus” Hamilton
  • Kim Harris
  • Dr. Daisy Lloyd: See a tribute here.
  • Priscilla Russell
  • Robbie Williams

2014

Our Inaugural 2014 Trailblazer Awards & Recognition was held in 2014.  See photos from the event here.

This year’s Trailblazer Awardees were:

  • Elizabeth Booth
  • Faye Brooks
  • Samuel Hatten
  • Fred Kortepeter
  • Myra Lillard
  • Michael Rodman
  • Donna Sheline
  • Annette Smith
  • Steve Sullivan
  • Pat Wachtel
  • G.K. Warren