Seven outstanding Roaring Fork Valley Residents and one volunteer organization were honored by Pitkin County Commissioners for their volunteer work in Pitkin County at their regular meeting today.
Now in its 17th year, the goal of the county’s volunteer award program is to honor individuals and groups for their outstanding service, leadership and civic involvement. There are several award categories with the overall volunteer award in memory of the late Greg Mace who died in 1986 on a training climb with Mountain Rescue Aspen on South Maroon peak.
Greg Mace Award: Tony Vagneur
For his volunteer work as a champion for the Aspen Historical Society on its Board of Directors and as an Aspen history tour guide.
Outstanding Volunteer Organization Award: Mountain Rescue Aspen
For its dedication to searching for, rescuing and recovering those who have mishaps in the mountains.
Youth Award: Terry Leitch
For his volunteer work with the Aspen Buddy Program at their annual summer camping experience.
Environment Award: Ruthie Brown
For her volunteer work on the Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Board and Citizens Climate Lobby.
Community Pride Award: Carl Buckingham
For his volunteer work on Pearl Pass
Good Samaritan Award: Bob Cook
For his volunteer work with the Aspen Elks Club’s Veteran’s Affairs Committee.
Good Samaritan Award: Jack Kennedy
For his volunteer work with Challenge Aspen as a board member and all-around helper.
Exceptional One-Time Event: Sue Kendig
For her volunteer work helping to raise $1 million for the Aspen Historical Society’s Archive building renovation.
(Photo Left to right front row: Jack Kennedy, Sue Kendig, Tony Vagneur, Terry Leitch, Carl Buckingham, Jordan White (Mtn. Rescue), and Bob Cook. Members of Mtn. Rescue Aspen surrounding recipients.
CONTACT: Pat Bingham 970-319-6634