ANCHORAGE —Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has received the Kelley-Wyman Memorial Award, the most prestigious annual honor given by the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”). NAAG President Rob McKenna, the Attorney General of the State of Washington, announced the award at NAAG’s annual summer meeting, which was held June 19–21 in Anchorage, Alaska.
“I’m deeply honored to receive the Kelley-Wyman Award,” said Attorney General Suthers. “The peer recognition makes this award so meaningful to me, and Attorney General McKenna’s remarks at the ceremony were very touching. Through the entire ceremony, I was thinking about the wonderful people—in Colorado and across the country—I have the honor of working with.”
Attorney General Suthers continued, “I have one of the greatest jobs in the world, and serving the People of Colorado is what motivates me every day. To receive this recognition from NAAG is humbling.”
Attorney General Suthers also received one of five Presidential Awards from Attorney General McKenna for the instrumental role Colorado played in reaching the landmark settlement with the country’s five largest mortgage servicers in February 2012. Other recipients of the Presidential Awards were Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.
The Kelley-Wyman Award is NAAG’s most coveted annual award, given to the Attorney General who has done the most to advance the objectives of the National Association of Attorneys General. The National Association of Attorneys General, www.naag.org, was founded in 1907 to help Attorneys General fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions.