Mayor John Hickenlooper and the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award Committee are seeking nominations for the 2009 Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award.
The committee reviews all nominations and selects the recipient. The award will be presented to the nominee who has best demonstrated:
Extraordinary service to family success, community improvement and international understanding;
Encouragement and belief in others who seek to contribute to the community;
Fighting for justice and equal educational opportunity for all people; and
A willingness to assume responsibility for leadership.
In 2006, Mayor John Hickenlooper called for the establishment of a Denver Civic Leadership Award to honor the legacy of Monte Pascoe. The first Civic Leadership Award was given to Monte Pascoe posthumously. Since August 2007, the award has been presented annually by the Denver mayor at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City luncheon to a member of the community who exemplifies the civic leadership qualities demonstrated by Monte Pascoe.
Throughout his lifetime, Monte Pascoe’s actions exemplified the importance of civic engagement and leadership. He is remembered for his personal convictions and courage, and earned the respect of the community for his constant acts in support of those convictions. Pascoe played a key role in shaping the history of Denver. He helped file a lawsuit that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ordered Denver Public Schools to desegregate its educational facilities. His willingness to respond to the broad needs of Colorado was reflected in leadership positions including President of the Board of Trustees of the Iliff School of Theology and board membership with the Colorado School of Mines, the Colorado Open Lands Foundation, Colorado Water Conservation Board and many more.
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Communications Director Eric Brown or
Deputy Comm. Dir. Sabrina D’Agosta