Awards Celebration

Our Region, Rising

Please see our important note about COVID-19 in the sidebar.


Great places don’t just happen. 

They’re built through the commitment of passionate residents and vibrant partnerships. The Denver region is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best places to live. And that’s not by chance. Behind the scenes, and for more than 60 years, local leaders have been collaborating as the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to make the region a great place to live, work and play.

The region's plan for the future focuses on growth, development, transportation and changing demographics with a singular goal: to make life better. Achieving our shared vision depends on individual and cooperative efforts, particularly collaboration between the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

At this year's DRCOG annual celebration, we're focused on honoring excellence, innovation, collaboration and leadership in the region, and we'll honor people who have made life better for residents. The annual event attracts elected officials and staff from the region's jurisdictions, state officials and legislators, and community partners including business and nonprofit organizations. Learn more about this year's annual awards event here.

Find information about 20192018, 2017 and 2016 awards winners. 


With local cases of COVID-19 on the rise, we have decided to postpone until fall this year's annual event, originally scheduled for April 22, 2020. We will post a new date as soon as it's confirmed.

If you registered to attend or sponsor the event, we'll reach out to you in the next few weeks with more information. Contact us at with questions.