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Lt. Gov. Garcia presents 2011 Governor’s Service Awards

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 -- Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia along with representatives from Serve Colorado – Governor’s Commission on Community Service will deliver remarks and present the 2011 Governor’s Service Awards to community service leaders and AmeriCorps members this Friday, May 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Location: West Foyer, State Capitol.

Honorees include:


The Outstanding Volunteer Award

  • Mark Simon, Colorado Alliance for Health and Independence

The Outstanding Community Leader Award

  • Betty Proctor, Helping Hearts and Hands

The Outstanding Military Community Service Recognition

  • Rear Admiral Richard E. Young, USN (Ret), Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

The Outstanding Business Award

  • Comcast Cable, in honor of Comcast Cares Day

The Outstanding Non-Profit Organization Award

  • Groundwork Denver, for volunteer program helping low-income Denver residents

The CO Senior Corps Member of the Year

  • Willa Wilkinson, Denver Police Department – Victim Assistance Unit

The CO AmeriCorps*State/National Member of the Year

  • Maurice Moore, Mesa State College AmeriCorps Program

The CO AmeriCorps*NCCC Member of the Year

  • Heidi Hock, AmeriCorps National

The CO AmeriCorps*VISTA Member of the Year

  • Marissa Copan, Bluff Lake Nature Center

The Still Getting Things Done Award (AmeriCorps Alum)

  • Celia Amaro Mendoza, Jefferson County Public Schools – Jeffco HIPPYCorps

New Partner of the Year

  • AARP Colorado.