2019 Awards Nominations

Help us recognize regional accomplishments and collaboration

Nominate a person, project, program or plan that deserves recognition for improving  quality of life in the region. The Denver Regional Council of Governments  welcomes nominations for the John V. Christensen and Metro Vision awards. 

Metro Vision Awards

This year’s Metro Vision Awards will recognize projects and programs that help further our shared aspirational vision of the future of the metro area. We welcome nominations of projects, programs and plans that foster local innovation around transportation and personal mobility, growth and development, community resiliency, promoting access to opportunity and aging and disability resources. 

The judging panel will evaluate projects through the lens of Metro Vision, which includes:

1.    Improving the diversity and livability of communities
2.    Creating vibrant, connected urban centers and multimodal corridors
3.    Improving and expanding the region’s multimodal transportation system, services and connections
4.    Operating, managing and maintaining a safe and reliable transportation system
5.    Improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
6.    Improving the efficient use and quality of the region’s waters
7.    Connecting people to a variety of natural resource and recreational amenities
8.    Reducing the risk of hazards and improving disaster response and recovery
9.    Increasing access to opportunities for residents to lead healthy and active lifestyles
10.  Promoting housing options that meet the needs of residents as they move through various stages in their lives
11.   Reducing disparities in neighborhoods and communities
12.   Investing in infrastructure that contributes to sustained regional prosperity

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Nominations for the 2019 Metro Vision / John V. Christensen awards close Friday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.

The 2019 Awards Celebration will be held Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Denver Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 15thStreet, 80202.

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This year's Metro Vision Awards will recognize Denver-region projects exemplifying coordinated efforts between local governments, state and federal partners; the business community; philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations.

Note: Award certificate(s) will display the text exactly as provided on your nomination form.

John V. Christensen Award

The John V. Christensen Memorial Award has been presented since 1973 and is regarded as one of the region’s most prestigious awards. Established in memory of John V. Christensen, one of DRCOG's founders and an Arapahoe County commissioner, it recognizes individuals who promote cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of the region.