DHS Seeks Nominations for Human Together Unsung Heroes Awards

Published on August 26, 2021

Department will honor unrecognized community leaders who make a positive impact in their community

DENVER – Knowing not all heroes wear capes, Denver Human Services (DHS) is seeking nominations for the Departments new Human Together Unsung Heroes program the honors Denver residents who go above and beyond to support a healthy and connected community yet are not recognized for that work with.

“We know that some of the most impactful community leaders aren’t recognized or celebrated for their work. We want to change that,” said DHS Executive Director Don Mares. “We heard loud and clear directly from the community during our 2021 Community Conversations that there are many leaders in our community who are well trusted by their neighbors but may not receive the public recognition their neighbors believe they deserve. The Human Together Unsung Heroes Program is an opportunity to elevate, acknowledge, and celebrate these leaders.”

An Unsung Hero is an individual who is seen by their community, both formally or informally, as playing an influential role to guide, inspire, or lead others. This includes individuals who are dedicated to solving some of their community's most pressing issues – food access, mental health supports, climate change, income inequality, or increasing opportunities for residents in under-resourced communities. An Unsung Hero is a person that is an integral part of the fabric of our community yet is often unrecognized for their contributions to what makes Denver a great city.

Nominations are accepted through 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2021. More information and the nomination form are at www.PublicInput.com/DHSUnsungHeroes.


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