Nominations are up to you |

Nominations are up to you

For those of you who still have questions about the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards, here is some information you might find valuable. If you’re still confused after reading this, call me.

This will be the 20th year for the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards. The awards honor outstanding service to the citizens of Garfield County. It is a genuinely optimistic and rewarding event.

Anyone can nominate anyone who has given of themselves to better the quality of life for the citizens of Garfield County.

Are you noticing all the kindness that’s happening all around you? Can you feel the selfless effort put out by your neighbors, co-workers and friends? If so, you need to make a humanitarian nomination.

If you want your nominee to be seriously considered, it’s got to be good. It’s got to cover all the facets of this wonderful person, so everyone can learn just how special your nominee is.

Go way back. How many years has this person been performing charitable acts? For how many different organizations in how many communities? Dig deep. It’s all important.

The Humanitarian Services Award Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Hotel Colorado. Each nominee will be honored during the program. Words spoken on their behalf originate with the nomination, so it is vital the committee receives accurate and all-inclusive information about the nominees.

The deadline for completed nominations is 5 p.m. Feb. 13. No late nominations can be considered.

The names of the nominees will be published, and friends and family are encouraged to attend the dinner to support their nominee. However, the Devereux Room at the Hotel Colorado can seat only a limited number of people, so get your reservations in early. You will be most grateful to be part of the festivities, which honor the people who make Garfield County such a marvelous place to live.

Please call Ronda at 384-2357 to make your reservations. Please indicate whether you need a vegetarian meal or wheelchair access at that time.

Due to the generosity of the Garfield County Commissioners, the price of the dinner has been brought down significantly, to $10 per plate. That’s the best deal in town for a great meal and the opportunity to observe compassionate people get the recognition they deserve. The nominees themselves are guests of the evening, and all other attendees must pay in advance.

The Humanitarian Service Awards is not a fundraiser for the Garfield County Human Services Commission or any of its agencies.

Kay Vasilakis’ “Nonprofit Spotlight” column runs every other Wednesday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. She is the media coordinator for the Garfield County Human Services Commission. To contact her with nonprofit news, inspirations and events, call 384-9118 or e-mail

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