Governor Dave Freudenthal has bestowed a special honor upon Cody arts patron Naoma Tate. Chosen from 23 nominees, Tate will receive one of five Governor's Arts Awards on February 12th in Cheyenne during the 28th Anniversary Celebration to be held at Little America. The award recognizes her extraordinary involvement in the Cody community and the arts in Wyoming.
Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, who nominated Tate, says that along with her generosity, Tate proved herself as a leader when she became involved with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody.
Other recipients this year include, Don Butler of Sheridan, Mayor Duane Evenson of Gillette, Louise Wesswick of Rock Springs and the Wyoming Educators of Secondary Theater, a state drama competition.