Hunt-Bell is the Pride of Safford

On Thursday, Royce Hunt-Bell, center, receives the Pride of Safford award for January from Safford City Councilman Michael Andazola, right. Joining Hunt-Bell at the awards presentation were her son, Dominique, and her grandson, DeMar. - David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central

SAFFORD — Royce Hunt-Bell was the January recipient of the Pride of Safford Award.

“People ask me all the time, ‘How do you get involved?’ You get involved where you are,” Hunt-Bell said. “If your kid is in Little League and you see kids come that don’t have snacks or don’t have drinks, bring oranges to every game. It doesn’t have to be something huge.”

Hunt-Bell was the executive director for Southeastern Arizona Community Unique Services (SEACUS) for 13 years, having retired the week before she received her award. She’s also a board member for United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties and Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley, and is a former board president for the Graham County Chamber of Commerce.

She’s a member of Safford Lions Club, she co-chaired Safford’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations and was the guiding force behind the Gila Valley’s efforts on Arizona Gives Day.

She also owns her own business, Roycycled Treasures.

Editor’s note: Hunt-Bell is the wife of reporter David Bell.