Robert G. Tointon Named 2019 Citizen of the West
Denver, Colorado, September 19, 2018 – The National Western Stock Show is proud to announce Robert G. Tointon the 2019 Citizen of the West. This prestigious annual award recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer and perpetuate the West’s agriculture heritage and ideals. A committee of community leaders selects the recipients.
Tointon, who calls Greeley, Colorado home, is a well-known and much-respected business leader, rancher and philanthropist. He will receive the award at a dinner on January 14, 2019, at the National Western Events Center. Proceeds from the event support 100 scholarships awarded annually to colleges and universities in Colorado and Wyoming by the National Western Scholarship Trust.
Tointon was born into a farming family in Smith County, Kansas. The oldest of the three boys, he was the first in his family to graduate from college, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. A member of the Advanced ROTC program at K-State, he entered pilot training in the U.S. Air Force upon graduating and spent three years on active duty. [ read more ]
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