DRCOG 2022 Annual Awards

Envision. Engage. Empower.

Despite drastic changes to the daily lives of the residents of the Denver region over the past two years, its local leaders, residents and community partners remained united and steadfast in accomplishing the regional goals outlined in Metro Vision. They’ve engaged their communities in identifying challenges, finding solutions and making decisions. And they’ve empowered residents, companies and nonprofits to improve the quality of life and retain the distinctiveness of each community in the region.

Under the theme, “Envision. Engage. Empower.” the 2022 annual awards celebration will honor those who have made the Denver region a great place to live, work and play. They’ve championed innovation in the areas of transportation and personal mobility, growth and development, transportation, and aging and disability resources.

Denver Regional Council of Governments will honor the people, plans and programs responsible for regional accomplishments during a celebration the evening of April 27, 2022, at Empower Field at Mile High.

Nominations for DRCOG’s 2022 annual awards are open until Jan. 7, 2022. Please consider making a nomination.

Metro Vision Awards

The Metro Vision Awards recognize excellence, innovation, collaboration and leadership in problem-solving among communities and their partners. Honorees include the programs, projects and plans that bring business leaders, elected officials, community advocates and residents together to accomplish more than any partner could achieve alone. Submit a nomination! 

John V. Christensen Memorial Award

The John V. Christensen Memorial 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. Make a nomination. 

Way to Go Awards

Each year, DRCOG’s Way to Go program recognizes commuters – and organizations - in the Denver region that choose commute options that reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. Help us choose our champions! Nominate yourself or someone you know for consideration for one of three awards.  

Winners of the Distinguished Service Awards, nominated by DRCOG staff and selected by the Board of Directors, will also be recognized.

Contact awards@drcog.org for more information about nominations, sponsoring the event or celebration details.

Save the date: Annual Awards celebration

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

6 - 9 p.m.

Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver, CO 80204