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Telluride Foundation’s Annual Award Recognizes Exceptional Telluridians. Accepting nominations now.

Telluride Foundation logoThe Telluride Foundation created its Outstanding Citizen award to honor individuals who unselfishly make extraordinary contributions to the quality of life in the region. Nominations are now being solicited from the entire regional community for the 2013 award. New this year will be a video testimonial of the finalists to help tell the story to the selection committee. The recipient will be announced in July.

“The Outstanding Citizen Award is a celebration of how much dedication and love people have for this community.  In order to personalize the nominations, this year we are creating video clips of people who submitted nominations as they speak about their nominee and their personal contributions to the community,” said Telluride Foundation President and CEO, Paul Major, “We are proud of everyone nominated and want to share the passion the residents have for our region. The video clips will be used by the selection committee to enliven the nominee and bring to life their community contributions.”

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 shares 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), Billy “Senior” Mahoney (2011), and Ann Brady (2012) as an Outstanding Citizen recipient.

The 2013 recipient will be announced after the Telluride Foundation’s summer board meeting.

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About the Telluride Foundation:

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.

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