The 5281 Award recognizes individuals and teams that exemplified the STARS (Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Safety) values, supported sustainability practices, and help to deliver a world class city by achieving one or more of the City's Five Goals:

  1. To spur new economic opportunities.
  2. To increase opportunities for Denver’s Kids.
  3. To foster a strong relationship between our residents and Denver’s safety departments and strengthen the safety net to protect our most vulnerable residents.
  4. To transform city government to provide the highest quality services at the lowest possible costs.
  5. To re-energize the city’s commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability to make Denver the most livable city in America.


A list of the winners can be found below. 

*Please note, the descriptions will be available by, Monday, March 2, 2015. 


2014 Awards Ceremony

5281 Awards Nominations Closed January 30, 2015

The 5281 Awards nominations are now closed. The 2015 winners have been selected and will be honored at the annual luncheon and ceremony on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 

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