2021 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

CELEBRATING EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE IN THE TELLURIDE REGION

The Telluride Foundation’s Citizen of the Year Award is in recognition of someone who has unselfishly contributed to the Telluride regional community’s quality of life through volunteerism, community service or philanthropy.

The recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and a grant of $5,000 to be given in their name to a local nonprofit of their choice.

Past Outstanding Citizen recipients include Terry Tice (2003), Lissa Margetts (2004), John Micetic (2005), Bill Carstens (2006), John Pryor and Jane Hickcox (2007), Kathy Green (2008), Marilyn Branch (2009), Andrea Benda, Dan & Greer Garner (2010), Billy “Senior” Mahoney (2011) Ann Brady (2012), Dean Rolley (2013), Kristin Holbrook (2014), Gary Freedman (2015), Elaine Fischer (2016), Wendy Brooks (2017), Susan Rice (2018),  Barb Gross (2019) San Miguel County Search and Rescue (2020) and the Ouray County Good Neighbor Fund Founders:  Cat & Barthold Lichtenbelt and Marti & Partick O’Leary (2020).

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominee must be a community member from the region, which includes San Miguel, Ouray and West Montrose counties
  • Nominees will be selected based on unselfish and extraordinary volunteer contributions to the community that include community service, collaboration, leadership and compassion
  • Nomination must be based on non-paid work
  • Telluride Foundation Board Members and staff are not eligible
  • The award is designed for a single individual, however, exceptions can be made

Submit by 5 p.m. on November 10, 2021. If selected as a finalist, the nominator will be contacted by the Telluride Foundation to participate in a 2-5 minute nomination video testimonial with a videographer. For questions, contact katie@telluridefoundation.org.

The Board of Directors will vote at the WINTER board meeting in December.

2020 Winner: SAR (San Miguel County Search and Rescue):

NOMINATION FORM