Each year, AAA Arizona honors the unsung heroes of our communities: school crossing guards.  Crossing guards endure extreme conditions each day, in some cases putting their lives on the line, in order to protect our children. AAA’s Crossing Guard of the Year Award is a way to say thank you, and recognize their efforts.

AAA’s traffic safety experts will evaluate nominations to select finalists for the award based on dedication, friendliness, professionalism and safety. The honors then will be awarded to two honorees, one each from Maricopa County and Pima County, who demonstrate the best example of the procedures and responsibilities outlined in AAA’s Handbook for Adult Crossing Guards

How to nominate a guard:

  • School administrators, faculty, staff, students, family and neighbors are encouraged to nominate their guard.
  • Self nominations also will be accepted.;
  • Download a copy of the nomination form here.
  • Completed forms can be mailed to AAA Arizona, Attn: 810-000, 2375 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 500, Phoenix, AZ, 85016, faxed to 602-776-0466, or emailed to AAAServes@arizona.aaa.com


The submission deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Winners will be announced in conjunction with Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, April 28, 2017. Winning guards will receive a recognition plaque and a $500 gift card, courtesy of AAA Serves. AAA Arizona also will award $500 to each winning school.