service award has been established in memory of the late Helen Klanderud. The
Helen Klanderud award will be included among the top categories in the annual
Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Award recognition program. The Klanderud
Award joins the Greg Mace Award created in memory of longtime Mountain Rescue
Aspen volunteer, Greg Mace.
Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards were established in 1999 to honor
individuals and groups for their outstanding service, leadership and civic
was probably best known as Aspen’s three-term mayor in the early 2000s. She
also served as a two-term Pitkin County Commissioner in the 1980s. Through the
years, Klanderud volunteered on numerous boards and commissions including the
Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s board of directors.
had a knack for bringing government, nonprofit agencies and business together
for the betterment of the entire community.
Way too often each of these entities work in silo’s and Helen found
synergies others overlooked.” said ACRA President and CEO, Debbie Braun.
addition to the Klanderud and Greg Mace overall award categories, Pitkin County
Cares award recipients are chosen for their service in sub-categories including
Children/youth, Seniors, Community Pride, Education, Environment, Rising Star
(18 years and younger) and Exceptional One-Time Events.
for 2014 Pitkin County Cares Awards will be accepted beginning in June 2014.
are available now by contacting Pat Bingham 920-5204 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Recipients will be
announced in the fall of 2014 and honored at a ceremony with the Pitkin County
Board of Commissioners.