It’s time to recognize local humanitarians |

It’s time to recognize local humanitarians

Heather McGregor
Post Independent Editor
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

Now is the time to submit nominations for the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards.

If you know someone who gives their time, attention, creativity or effort to benefit residents of Garfield County, please consider nominating them for a Humanitarian Service Award.

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 15.

Nominees are sought in four categories: youth, adult and senior volunteer and staff member. Winners are chosen in these categories. The selection committee may also create other categories for winners to fit unique aspects of this year’s nominees.

All nominees and those who submitted nomination letters are invited to attend the awards banquet, set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Grand River Hospital Ballroom in Rifle.

At the banquet, all nominees are recognized, and the winners in each category are announced. It is an inspiring evening to hear about the many dedicated people who are busy making a difference for others.

The annual awards event, now in its 24th year, is sponsored by Garfield County, the Garfield County Human Service Commission and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

To nominate a humanitarian, visit the Garfield County website,, click on “Humanitarian Service Awards” and then download the nomination form and rules. Each nomination package must include at least three letters from different people describing the nominee’s dedication to humanitarian service in Garfield County.

Those without access to a computer can request a nomination form be mailed by calling (970) 309-6036.

Past winners are not eligible for nomination. A complete list of past winners is also posted on the Garfield County website.

Nomination packets may be submitted electronically to, or as hard copies to Humanitarian Service Awards, P.O. Box 1548, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

The Humanitarian Service Awards honor residents of Garfield County for their selfless contributions to make our community a more vibrant, diverse, caring, sustainable, supportive and safe place to live.

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