DENVER — Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with representatives from Serve Colorado – the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, presented the 2012 Governor’s Service Awards during a special awards ceremony today.
The Governor’s Service Awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, various organizations and Senior Corps for their outstanding contribution to volunteerism and service throughout Colorado.
“We want to congratulate every volunteer and the award winners recognized today,” Hickenlooper said. “These volunteers enrich the lives of every Coloradan and every community through their service and dedication to help others. Today we recognize the work that touches the lives of all of us and makes Colorado a great place.”
The 2012 list of Governor’s Service Award recipients:
The Outstanding Volunteer Award
Kermit Nuckles, Fort Collins
The Outstanding Community Leader Award
Vangi McCoy, Cortez
The Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award
Kristi Collins Cox,Parker
The Outstanding Small Business Award
SmartWool, Steamboat Springs
The Outstanding Large Business Award
JPMorgan Chase, Denver
The Outstanding Non-Profit Award
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver
The Colorado Senior Corps Member of the Year
Hugh Perry, Westminster
The Colorado AmeriCorps*State/National Member of the Year
Rachel Ogorek, Denver
The Colorado AmeriCorps*NCCC Member of the Year
Charla Kachelhoffer, Denver
The Colorado AmeriCorps*VISTA Member of the Year
Katie Lampe, Denver
The Still Getting Things Done Award (AmeriCorps Alum)
The Toya Nelson Award for Excellence
Toya Nelson, Denver
For more information about the Governor’s Service Awards, please contact Serve Colorado at 303-866-6426 or visit www.colorado.gov/servecolorado.
About Serve Colorado: Serve Colorado strives to build a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in Colorado. Serve Colorado works under the leadership of a board of fifteen Commissioners to distribute and administer Colorado’s allocation of AmeriCorps*State funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The current program portfolio consists of eighteen programs working to meet a variety of immediate and local needs throughout Colorado communities, including environmental stewardship, academic tutoring, youth mentoring, healthy futures, economic opportunity, and more! Additionally, Serve Colorado promotes volunteerism and service as a means to strengthen Colorado communities through days of service, special initiatives, and community partnerships.