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FRIENDS OF AJ SWOPE

Friends of AJ Swope is a group of civic-minded residents working to enhance Amarillo on several fronts. Currently, FAJS is focused on three projects; the erection of the Texas Panhandle First Responders Memorial, the creation of a public performance venue, and the formation of the Panhandle Hall of Fame.

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The First Responders Memorial will serve as a place to honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty. It will provide a peaceful place of remembrance and a place to celebrate our loved ones legacies. 

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TEXAS PANHANDLE
HALL OF FAME

The Texas Panhandle Hall of Fame will acknowledge and honor the many notable individuals from Amarillo and across the Texas Panhandle who have made distinguished contributions in their respective fields.

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PERFORMANCE
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The AJ Swope Performance Plaza will feature a large performance stage with attached green room, three dressing rooms, and restrooms. This beautiful outdoor area will also have a ticket booth for paid events and built-in bar for parties.

 
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FAJS
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Gary Pitner | Community Volunteer

Craig Vaughn | 95.7 Program Director

Wes Reeves | Xcel Energy

Lilia Escajeda | Community Volunteer

Wendi Swope | Double U Marketing

Susie Self | Executive Assistant

Sherry Kunka | Former Founding Member

ADVISORY BOARD

Jacob Albracht | Newscaster

Don Allred | Oldham County Judge

Chancy Bernson | Musician

Chief Martin Birkenfeld | Amarillo Police Dept.

Lewis Britt | Big Meadow

Al Cunningham | Insurica

Beth Duke | Center City

Jud Finney | Retired Attorney

Sheriff Chris Forbis | Randall County

Cameron Fredkin | Cross Texas Transmission

Chief Will Hendon | Amarillo Medical Services

Luke Holder | Lemert, Holder & Ohm 

Toby Hudson | Amarillo Police Officers Association

H.R. Kelley | Potter County Commissioner

Chief Richard Lake | Potter County Fire Dept.

Jack Light | Panhandle PBS

Natrelle and Russell Long | Community Volunteers

Carol Lovelady | Community Volunteer

Chief Jason Mays | Amarillo Fire Department

Ross McCausland | Protos Energy Advisory

Patrick Miller | AISD, NAACP President

Shawn Morrison | Budweiser

Steve Pair | Amarillo Matters

Todd Peden | Amarillo Fire Fighters Association

Randy Ray | West Texas A&M University

Dirk Swope | Vector Controls and Automation Group

Suzanne Talley | 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle

Sheriff Brian Thomas | Potter County

Cleve Turner | Turner Land Architecture

James Wester | Underwood Lawfirm

Zac Wilkerson | Musician

 

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