"Telluride is full of people who are committed to our community and give back in so many ways," said Joanne Corzine-Brown, Co-Chair of the Telluride Foundation. "The annual Outstanding Citizen award recognizes the individuals who make an extraordinary contribution to the quality of life in our community. We are thankful to these people and want recognize them and their contribution to the 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. The recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and a grant of $5,000 to be given in their name to the local non-profit of their choice. The 2012 Outstanding Citizen will share the honor with Terry Tice (2003), Lissa Margetts (2004), John Micetic (2005), Bill Carstens (2006), John Pryor and Jane Hickcox (2007), Kathy Green (2008), Marilyn Branch (2009), Dan and Greer Garner and Andrea Benda (2010) and Billy "Senior" Mahoney (2011) as an Outstanding Citizen recipient.
The Foundation is soliciting nominations for the Citizen of the Year from the general public. The nomination form is posted on the Telluride Foundation's website at www.telluridefoundation/citizen. Nominations are due by June 22. The 2012 recipient will be announced in July in conjunction with the Telluride Foundation's summer board meeting. Please contact Katie Singer at 970-728-8717 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride community through grant making, technical assistance and proactive initiatives. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, early childhood development, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-wide efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making. The Foundation makes grant awards to qualified organizations and runs program initiatives to enhance the quality of life for people living and working in the Telluride region. For more information on the Telluride Foundation, visit www.telluridefoundation.org.