The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board honored the 75th Street Quarry and Macy Neshati, executive director and CEO of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, with the 2021 Achievement in Reducing Emissions, or AIRE, Awards Tuesday morning.
“Thanks to the 75th Street Quarry and Macy Neshati’s effort, the air quality in the Antelope Valley has benefited,” Board Chairman Marvin Crist said. “As a result, they have earned the distinction of being named the recipient of the 2020-21 Pete Knight Memorial Aire Award, the AVAQMD’s highest honor.”
This is one of the first years the agency has awarded the AIRE Award to two people who are both very deserving, AVAQMD Executive Director Bret Banks said. He has worked with both recipients since 2014.
“Both these folks are really smart, they’re forward thinking, sincere, principled, humbled, which is a really interesting quality in this situation, ethical and very professional,” Banks said.
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