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October 1, 2015

Media Contact
Jim Webster, Wildfire Partners/
Boulder County Land Use
720-564-2600

Community members honored at 2015 BoCo Strong Resilience Awards

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Boulder County Press Release

Oct. 1, 2015

Media Contact: Katie Arrington, Flood Recovery
Specialist, 303-441-1609


Boulder County, Colo. -- BoCo
Strong, an organization committed to facilitating resilience building at all
levels of the community, was proud to host the first annual Resilience Awards
Ceremony on Sept. 24 at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. Celebrating the immense
strength and dedicated work that helps make our community thrive, these awards
were presented to key Boulder County organizations and community leaders that
are helping to support connected, prepared, and adaptive communities.

More
than 30 nominations for six different categories were received from the
community, and eight winners were chosen by a multidisciplinary committee with
representatives from across the county. All of the award recipients exemplify
the BoCo Strong resilience definition; “Resilience is the capability to anticipate
risk, limit impact, and bounce forward rapidly by adapting and learning in the
face of disruptive shocks and stresses.”

BoCo Strong Resilience Award
Winners of 2015
:

·
Youth Resilience Leader Award

o
Sierra
Tucker, Lyons Leo Club

·
Resilience Leadership Award –
Private Business

o
Lefthand
Excavating

·
Resilience Leadership Award –
NGO/Nonprofit

o
Big
Thompson Conservation District

·
Most Empowering Public Servant of
the Year Award

o
Victoria
Simonsen, Town of Lyons

·
Best Resilient Community Project
Award

o
Sanchez
Elementary School, Lafayette

o
Saws
and Slaws, TriCounty and Peak to Peak Highway

·
BoCo Strong Community Leader
Award

o
Amy
Hardy, Foothills United Way and Intermountain Alliance

o
Terry
Parrish, Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Coalition

More
details about the award categories, the winners and videos from nominators can
be found at
www.BoCoStrong.org.

For more
information about the Resilience Awards or BoCo Strong, visit www.BoCoStrong.org, call Katie Arrington
at 303-441-1609, or email bocostrong@gmail.com.

Bird's eye view of the awards ceremony.