In January of 1990, Sedona 30 was officially recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The next year, the group awarded their first scholarships to NAU and Yavapai College, and threw support behind Sedona’s new medical center, the ASU Students Art Festival, the Sedona Academy, and a new home for the Sedona Public Library, while members worked diligently to create what was eventually incorporated as the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District. In 1996, Sedona 30 members built the first Boys & Girls Club of Sedona at Posse Grounds Park and dedicated it in memory of founding member Bill Garland. Sedona Red Rock High School graduated its first class in 1997 and Sedona 30 was there providing scholarships for those in need. In 1997, Sedona 30 members were instrumental in acquiring the land for and funding development of the Jack Jamesen Memorial Park, the City’s first pocket park.
Photo: Friends of Jack Jamesen Memorial Park. Source historians: Dave Blauert, Bruce Rogers, Ralph Roney, Mal Wienges, and Serge Wright