President George Bush awarded Kerry D. Romesburg, president of Utah Valley Community College, the Teddy D. Roosevelt Conservation Award.

"You represent a whole new breed of American heroes," Bush commented. "People that are making investments in our environment today that are bound to pay dividends for the kids tomorrow."Congressman Howard Nielson said, "I nominated Dr. Romesburg because he proved himself an able mediator between Geneva Steel and the Clean Air Coalition. The stakes were high, but under Dr. Romesburg's arbitration a balanced solution acceptable to almost everyone was achieved."

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award program was designed to recognize grassroots, volunteer conservation initiatives in the spirit of President Theodore Roosevelt, who exhibited leadership in conserving natural resources.