Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards

The Garfield County Human Services Commission and the Board of County Commissioners host the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards annually.

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2018 Garfield County Humanitarian
Service Awards

April 9, 2018
5:30 pm
Hotel Colorado
Glenwood Springs, CO

The Garfield County Human Services Commission and the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners are pleased to present the 2018 Garfield County Humanitarian Service 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.

Volunteers and staff can be nominated by anyone in the community - typically peers, friends and individuals connected to the nonprofit/human services arena. Nomination support letters describe the wonderful ways these individuals help the community. Members of the Garfield County Human Services Commission choose the winners of the Humanitarian Awards. The Garfield County Humanitarian Awards Dinner has honored unsung heroes for 28 years. This event is not a fundraiser for any agency, Garfield County or the Human Services Commission.

Nominate a local humanitarian
The completed nomination package must include:
a) nomination form (pdf)-| nomination form (word doc)-|
b) letter stating why the person is being nominated; and
c) support letters from at least three but no more than six other people.

Nomination deadline
The nomination packet must be emailed to by 4 pm Friday, February 23, 2018.

How Nominees are honored
The Humanitarian Service Awards Committee reviews the nominations and finalists are selected. Finalists must agree to accept this recognition and attend the dinner (free of charge). All non-finalists receive a certificate of recognition and a copy of their nomination materials including nomination support letters. Due to space limitations, non-finalists do not attend the dinner. Each finalist is assigned a table and may invite seven guests to fill their table. Guests are required to pay for their dinners. Additional guests beyond seven will be placed on a wait list for available space not filled at other tables. During the awards ceremony, the finalists’ achievements are recognized from the stage. Finalists receive a copy of their nomination materials, along with a flower and a certificate of recognition. At the end of the evening, the winning humanitarians for each category are announced by the Board of County Commissioners. Each winner receives an award plaque.

Dinner reservations
Tickets will be available here starting Monday, March 5, 2018. Call 970-379-4634.

Request seating at a nominee's table
The ballroom will be set with tables that accommodate eight (the nominee plus seven guests). If you are attending to support a nominee, please make sure you note the nominee's name on the ticket order form so that the committee can seat you at the nominee's designated table. (* Please note: A wheel chair counts as two seats. If there is one wheel chair, the table can only seat 7 people, two wheel chairs, only 6 people, etc.)

Requesting more than one table
Each nominee is assigned a table for 8 (nominee plus seven guests). For additional seats - which will be waitlisted - please call: 970-379-4634. Depending on the number of individuals nominated, the Human Services Commission may not be able to honor all requests for seating individuals together.

This event sells out
Each nominee is only guaranteed one table for eight. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Please buy your tickets early.

Call 970-379-4634.

2017 award winners

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.

Past inductees
Humanitarian Service Awards 2016 from Garfield County on Vimeo.
1989-2017 winners-|


Human Service Awards began: 1989

To recognize outstanding volunteer and community efforts in Garfield County

Who may be nominated? Anyone, of any age, who has performed selfless acts for the good of the community.

Who may nominate: Anyone who has observed someone contributing to the welfare of Garfield County residents.

Categories: Youth, adult and senior volunteer, staff member. The committee may create more categories to fit extraordinary humanitarian efforts.

When IS the nomination period? through February 23, 2018 at 4 pm

NOTE: Any previous winner of a Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award is ineligible for nomination. Nominees who were not category winners are eligible for re-nomination.
1989-2017 winners

Garfield County Human Services Commission
PO Box 1548
Glenwood Springs, CO  81602

970-319-3723 | phone

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