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Vail Trailblazer Award

The Vail Trailblazer Award is presented to recognize an individual, couple or team that exemplifies the spirit and fortitude in making Vail a great community through one or more actions that make a lasting impact. Recipients will be recognized for their pioneering contributions of time and talent, courage, leadership, vision and commitment in their endeavor to enhance Vail’s social, recreational, cultural, educational and environmental values that define the community.

 

Nomination Criteria

Individual, couple or team should live, work, own a business or own property in Vail with the recognized activities centered in Vail. Selection criteria will be evaluated on:

  • One or more actions that have made a significant contribution to the overall betterment of the community.
  • Actions should demonstrate pioneering contributions of time and talent, courage, leadership, vision and commitment to enhance Vail’s social, recreational, cultural, educational and environmental values that define the community.
  • Contributions need not be limited to achievements immediately preceding the year of the award but may be cumulative over a period of years.

 

Nomination Process

The Vail Trailblazer Award will be presented on an annual basis. The nomination schedule is outlined below:

  • Nominations will be collected from the community from November 1 through December 15, 2016. Please submit nominations to the Town Clerk’s Office. 
  • Submissions will be reviewed by 3-member committee appointed by the Vail Town Council.
  • The recipient(s) will be recognized during a luncheon as well as the Town of Vail Annual Community Meeting in March in which a recognition plaque will be presented. A cumulative Honor Roll plaque will be dedicated to hang in the Vail Town Council Chambers.
  • The recognition will be formalized by a Mayoral Proclamation adopted by the Vail Town Council.

The Trailblazer Award was created as a legacy project when the Town of Vail was preparing to celebrate its 50th birthday on August 23, 2016.  A Town Council committee was formed to develop the idea and select the first recipient of the award. During the Town of Vail 50th Birthday Party Celebration Dr.Tom I. Steinberg was presented with the Trailblazer award in recognition of his more than 50 years of service to the Vail community.

 

2016 Trailblazer Award Recipient- Dr. Tom I. Steinberg

Dr. Tom Steinberg Bio

 

 

Contact Info

Patty McKenny
Town Clerk