Once again the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with Leadership Evergreen to honor some special people. People who put an amazing amount of effort into our community, not for money but for love. Nominations were gathered, online voting is open now, personal interviews are being conducted and the selection is taking place to find out who will be recognized as Leader, Nonprofit, Young Professional, Volunteer, Ambassador and Youth of 2016.
The passion and support brought to our world through the efforts and dedication of each and everyone one of our nominees deserves a special mention. Without their contributions to the fabric of our community our world would be drastically different. Nonprofits have been nominated for activities such as the Emergency Shelter Program, building a second community garden, the Guiness Book of World Records longest picnic table to the music park installed at the Stagecoach playground to so much more. The amazing nominees for 2016 are:
Nonprofit of the Year: AT HOME in Evergreen, Bootstraps, Drive Smart, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Evergreen Elks Lodge #2363, Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability and You, (EAS+Y), Leadership Evergreen and the Class of 2015, Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice, Rotary Club of Evergreen
Volunteer of the Year (for service outside of their paid work): Lori Frease – Evergreen Christian Outreach, Melissa Baker-Gerou and Associates, John Erlandson-Pandora/John Properties, Beckie Mosch – EChO Jobs Center, Susan Stearns-Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice Chamber
Ambassador of the Year: Caitlyn Dunbar, John Ellis, Ellen O’Connor, Penny Randall, Marisa Rodero Young Professional of the Year: Caitlyn Dunbar-Edward Jones, Kristin Ledgerwood-Vivian’s Gourmet, Colin Riebel-CH2M Concepts, Marisa Rodero-Roots Medicine Youth of the Year-Natalie Holley-EHS, Piper Richey-CHS
Leader of the Year: Nominees are still in progress.
The Honoree Celebration will be held at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on March 2nd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $35 and the public is invited to celebrate with us! Our guest speaker will be Colorado State Senator Gary Hart! Ticket prices include hors d’voeures, complimentary cocktails and dessert. Registration is available online at www.evergreenchamber.org. The event does sell out so please reserve your spot today.
Thank you to Tom Carby, Carby Insurance Agency (303-670-2181) for being our Title Sponsor!