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Town of Vail Accepting Nominations for Vail Trailblazer Award

  • 2 December 2019
Town of Vail Accepting Nominations for Vail Trailblazer Award
Nominations for the 2020 Vail Trailblazer Award are being accepted by the Vail Town Manager’s Office through Dec. 16. The award is presented annually by the Vail Town Council 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. 

Nomination forms are available online at or by contacting the Town Manager’s Office at 970-479-2113 or email Nominated actions should demonstrate pioneering contributions of time, talent, courage, leadership, vision or other attributes that have made a significant impact to the overall betterment of the Vail community. Those contributions need not be limited to achievements within the past year, but may be cumulative over a period of years.

The selected recipient for 2020 will become Vail’s fifth honoree following the award’s creation in 2016 as part of the town’s 50th birthday celebration. Recipients have included Dr. Thomas Steinberg in 2016, Vi and Byron Brown in 2017, Sheika and Pepi Gramshammer in 2018 and Glenn Porzak in 2019.  

Selection of the 2020 Trailblazer will be announced by the Vail Town Council in January in which the recipient will be recognized by a mayoral proclamation as well as other honors. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the Town Council. 

For additional details, contact Patty McKenny, interim town manager, at 970-479-2113.


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