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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.
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:
The Vail Trailblazer Award will be presented on an annual basis. The nomination schedule is outlined below:
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. The 2017 recipients were Vi and Byron Brown in Recognition of their "pioneering contributions" to the Vail Community.
2016 Trailblazer Award Recipient- Dr. Tom I. Steinberg
Dr. Tom Steinberg Bio
2017 Trailblazer Award Recipients- Vi and Byron Brown
Vi and Byron Brown-Proclamation No. 1 Series of 2017
2018 Trailblazer Award Recipients- Sheika and Pepi Gramshammer
Proclamation No. 2, Series of 2018