Ed Waldheim, the long time president of Friends of Jawbone, was presented with a resolution of commendation from the California State Senate at the annual Moose Anderson Day clean-up event held on April 28, 2018, at the Jawbone Station Visitors Center. A plaque was presented to Ed by Benjamin Stark, field representative for State Senator Jean Fuller of Bakersfield, honoring his decades-long work in East Kern County fostering communication among many diverse user groups and federal and state agencies.
Ed has served two terms on the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission under governors of both parties, and is an inductee to the Off-Road Hall of Fame in recognition of his years of service in protecting trails and fostering relationships between the motorized and non-motorized recreation communities. His commitment to economic development in Eastern Kern County was touted in Kern County Tourism Board's Jimmy Radoumis Award which is presented individuals who work hard to show the state, and the world, the value of Kern County’s varied recreational and historical resources.
More recently, and of no surprise to those who know him, Ed was given the Perseverance Award by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council for his storied efforts in promoting a "Positive Future for OHV Recognition."
Congratulations, Ed, from the entire Friends of Jawbone family!