Deb Heintz receives Clore award
Walter J. Clore award recipient Deb Heintz.
Deb Heintz, executive director of the Prosser Economic Development Association, received the Walter J. Clore award during the Washington State Grape Society’s annual meeting in recognition of her outstanding service and contributions to the state grape industry. For the last 14 years, Heintz has helped organize the Grape Society’s business and annual meetings, summer field tours, and events by serving as executive secretary.
She also helps promote the grape industry through her involvement in several organizations. She is vice president of the board of directors for the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, a member of the Yakima Valley Community College’s Advisory Curriculum Committee, and a member of the YVCC Vineyard and Winery Technology Steering Committee. She is a past member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service-Prosser Stakeholders Advisory Committee and recipient of Prosser’s Outstanding Lady of the Year Award in 2009.