Leckenby Pioneer Award committee seeks nominees

Every year the Leckenby and Larson Awards Committee associated with the Tread of Pioneers Museum presents two awards that honor individuals who have enriched the quality of life in Routt County.

These citizens have served public institutions, preserved local history or contributed significantly to the county’s heritage. Since 1980, the Leckenby Pioneer Award has been given to a living person in Routt County. Since 1982, the Stanley L. Larson Award has been given posthumously.

The committee requests help in assuring that people from all parts of the county are considered and nominated for these awards.

For both awards, the committee considers the individual’s involvement in community activities such as volunteerism, supporting organizations, serving on various boards and advisory groups, and working with youth and others to not only preserve local history, but also to make the community a better place to live for all. 

The nominees of the Leckenby Pioneer Award should:

1. Have lived a total of 30 years in the county. The nominee does not have to be living here now.

2. Be involved with the community, responsive to community needs (past and present) and serve as a representative of the history of the community.

3. Demonstrate personal integrity.

4. Be inspirational to youth.

Last year’s recipient of the Leckenby Award was Arianthé Stettner.

The qualifications for the Stanley L. Larson Award are:

1. The nominee must have lived in Routt County and must now be deceased.

2. The nominee must have made a major contribution to Routt County.

Last year’s recipient of the Larson Award was Al Wegeman.

All nominations with rationale summary should be emailed to Nominations should include contact information and be submitted by Sept. 16. 

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