In Memoriam: Carolyn Allen

Arizona Trail - In Memoriam

Former state lawmaker Carolyn Allen passed away on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. The Scottsdale resident, 78, served 16 years in the state Legislature, including a term as Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives. She retired in 2010 and continued working on land preservation and environmental issues.Senator Allen led the legislation to create the state’s funding program for the Arizona Trail and also served as our ATA Director of Development to raise funds for the Arizona Trail Association during her summer legislative recess. She is recognized as one of the key contributors to the eventual success of the Arizona Trail becoming a National Scenic Trail.