Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers was honored with the Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation’s (AMSAF) Visionary award on July 31.
The Visionary award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership and whose efforts positively influence safety and awareness in the Arizona motorcycle community.
According to AMSAF Executive Director Mick Degn, Weiers is one of the founding members of AMSAF, a nonprofit dedicated to helping reduce crashes and fatalities in Arizona.
“When Mayor Weiers was in the state legislature, he was very involved with safety bills aimed to reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities,” Degn said.
“And, as Glendale mayor, he continues to help promote motorcycle safety and awareness — you can see him leading the pack during the Big Dog Mayors’ Run, a Glendale ride during Bike Week that helps raise funds for veterans’ education.”
In addition, Degn said Weiers helped secure the first grant for AMSAF through Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. He also is involved with various charities helping the homeless, veterans and others in the community.
Founded in 2011, AMSAF is a nonprofit foundation that is focused on reducing motorcycle and distracted driver crashes in Arizona. AMSAF’s goal is to promote motorcycle safety and awareness through education and training. AMSAF rider training scholarships will enhance motorcycle safety by helping to reduce motorcycle and related crashes in Arizona.