Fourteen outstanding Roaring Fork Valley Residents were honored today by Pitkin County Commissioners for their volunteer work in Pitkin County. They were nominated by citizens to receive the Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Now in its 15th year, the goal of the county’s volunteer award program is to honor individuals and groups for their outstanding service, leadership and civic involvement.
Greg Mace Award: Ernie Fyrwald
For his volunteer work is numerous local organizations from the Rotary Club and Habitat for Humanity to the Aspen Education Foundation and Junior Golf and Hockey programs.
Global Impact Award: Chris Klug
For his work promoting organ donation locally and nationally through the Chris Klug Foundation
Children/Youth Award: Susan Bernard
For being a longtime mentor to a young girl with special needs through the Aspen Buddy Program.
Exceptional Ongoing Service: Mark and Danny Patterson
For their generosity donating baked goods from Paradise Bakery to many local organizations including the Pitkin County Senior Center.
Health Award: Becky Ayres
For her nearly three decades volunteering with the inpatient volunteer program at Aspen Valley Hospital.
Education Award: Janet Schoeberlein
For her volunteer work with English in Action teaching students the English language.
Arts, Culture and History Award: Kristen Henry
For her work for the Aspen Music Festival as a music ambassador and festival walking tours leader and docent at the Aspen Historical Society.
Good Samaritan Award: Food Pantry Volunteers
Rose Irvine, Melissa Jackson, Reyetta Noyes, Christina Lockwood and Linelle for their dedicated service at the twice-monthly Pitkin County Food bank for the needy.
Environment Award: Barb Andre
For her passion and service as an advocate for the Roaring Fork Watershed Collaborative
Pitkin County Commissioners honored the recipients at a special ceremony during their regular, televised meeting today. The ceremony was televised on CGTV Channel 11 and may also be viewed at www.pitkincounty.com ‘watch meetings.’