Garfield County Humanitarian Awards
The Garfield County Human Services Commission and the Board of County Commissioners host the Garfield County Humanitarian Awards annually.
2020 Humanitarian Awards
Four locals won the Humanitarian Awards Monday evening for their commitment to the community. All of them were very moved by receiving the awards. The winners are Marlene Manown, Mary Lee Mohrlang, Sarah Fedishen and Brisa Chavez.
• Volunteer, board member, educator, and citizen with an extraordinary commitment to her community for the past 36 years.
• She is a champion at putting forth dedication, enthusiasm, energy, and willingness to all her tasks.
• As a member of the Board of Directors at River Bridge Regional Center, she is a strong believer and supporter of their mission and puts in every effort to ensure their success.
• Strong supporter for many other Roaring Fork non-profits and groups.
• As volunteer builder for Habitat for Humanity, Marlene has received their Volunteer Award of the Year Award.
• She was the first female instructor and founding member of Outward-Bound Colorado.
Mary Lee Mohrlang
Talk of the Town Award
• She has become the voice of the Parachute/Battlement Mesa community.
• Rallies the community to help when a community member is in need.
• Involved in activities designed to improve Garfield County since 1999 and has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for philanthropic organizations in the valley.
• Instrumental in starting the “Care Cart Program” in 2018 at Grand River Health.
Building Bridges Award
• Promotes social justice and equity for all.
• Advocates for the health and well-being of children and families.
• Creates and fosters strong community relationships and brings people and organizations together.
• Approaches each situation with integrity and grace, always delivering excellence and maintaining only the highest standards.
• Positively influences and elevates the lives of those around her, both professionally and personally.
Community Empowerment Award
• Extraordinary commitment to her school district and Latino organizations by building community bridges.
• Ambassador for our county and community.
• Known as the “go to” person for most things in our county.
• Happy to offer service no matter the task.
• Performs above and beyond.
• Exemplifies the mission of Garfield County and has positively impacted the people of our state.
2020 event video
The Garfield County Human Services Commission and the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners are pleased to present the Garfield County Humanitarian Awards. The awards honor community volunteers and human services staff for their selfless contributions that make Garfield County communities vibrant, diverse, sustainable, supportive and safe places to live, work and play.
This event is not a fundraiser for any agency, Garfield County, or the Human Services Commission. For nearly 30 years, the awards dinner has honored residents of Garfield County for their selfless contributions to make our community an ever-more vibrant, diverse, caring, sustainable, supportive and safe place to live, work and play.