Monte Pascoe Award

We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Monte Pascoe Award 

A 2020 awardee was not chosen due to Covid-19. We are excited to be taking a turn for the better and this year we will be selecting an awardee. 


Deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022.


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About the Award

In 2006, the Denver Civic Leadership Award was established to honor the legacy of Monte Pascoe and the first award was given to Monte Pascoe posthumously.  Since August 2007, the award has been presented annually by the Denver Mayor 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.