Distinguished Service Awards
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes, honors and thanks people who have given their time, talent and skills to the Denver region, its communities and various DRCOG programs and activities. The 2018 honorees include:
- Karen Brown, member, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging
- Dave Evans, founder and chairman, Bike Jeffco
- Michael Fitzgerald, CEO, Denver South Economic Development Partnership
- Elizabeth Garner, state demographer, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
- Jean Haynes, chief population health officer, UCHealth
- Ted Heyd, senior planner, Atkins
- Bob Manwaring, public works director, City of Arvada
- Bill Sirois, senior manager of transit-oriented communities, RTD
Read a press release about the honorees, and find an album of photos of the Distinguished Service Award winners below.
Metro Vision Awards
The Metro Vision Award recognizes excellence, innovation, collaboration and leadership in problem-solving among communities and their partners. Honorees bring business leaders, elected officials, community advocates and residents together to accomplish more than any partner could achieve alone. The 2018 winners include:
- Athmar Park Active Living Coalition -- Watch a video about this project
- Colorado Housing Preservation Network -- Watch a video about this project
- Safe and Accessible Arvada -- Watch a video about this project
- Denver's Vision Zero -- Watch a video about this project
- Carmody Park Universal Playground and Outdoor Fitness Zone -- Watch a video about this project
- SnowTroopers Web-based Snow Plow Mapping Application -- Watch a video about this project
- Lone Tree Link and Link on Demand -- Watch a video about this project
- Clear Creek County: A Case Study in Resiliency and Care -- Watch a video about this project
Find an album of photos of the Metro Vision Awards winners below.
John V. Christensen Award
The John V. Christensen Award is DRCOG's highest accolade and has been presented since 1973. Established in memory of John V. Christensen, a DRCOG founder and Arapahoe County commissioner, it recognizes individuals who promote cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of the region. The 43rd honoree is Chuck Sisk.