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Jim Peckham named Northern Nevada Economic Development Authority’s 2019 Pioneer of the Year

Nevada Appeal staff report

Jim Peckham, executive director of the nonprofit Friends In Service Helping, is Northern Nevada Development Authority’s 2019 Pioneer of the Year.

“We are excited to recognize Jim’s many efforts which support the economic ecosystem of Nevada’s Sierra Region,” said Rob Hooper, NNDA president and CEO. “NNDA and FISH share a common goal: lifting up families now and to create a better future for our children and our children’s children.”

FISH provides food, instruction, shelter and healthcare to individuals and families in need in Carson City, as well as Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties.

“During my service as Mayor of our community, I have witnessed first-hand the many good things that Jim and the FISH organization does and has done every day to improve the quality of life for many in Carson City,” said Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell. “Frankly, I hate to think what we would have done to survive the Great Recession without the many services FISH provides. Through Jim’s leadership, FISH has become not just an important part but an essential part of our community.

“In my book, Jim deserves not only the recognition that this award represents but our collective gratitude.”

Peckham will be honored at the fifth annual NNDA Pioneer Awards & Gala Nov. 7 at Reno’s Atlantis Casino.