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The Mayor's 2019 Community Celebration took place on Oct. 30 on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden.
Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan is term limited, making the 2019 celebration the last one she will host. At this year's event, she was presented with special, surprise award to recognize her commitment to the city. The Mayor of Excellence award honors Sloan's eight years of service as mayor and the four years she served on city council representing District 1. It also recognizes her commitment to community for serving as former chair of Golden Planning Commission as well as her time serving on the Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) and Foothills Art Center boards.
Sloan is a longtime Golden resident and she and her husband Dendy raised two children in Golden.
Along with the Mayor of Excellence award, four recipients received a Mayor's Award of Excellence and one recipient received a Gold Mine Award.
Mayor's Awards of Excellence
Golden United — is a non-partisan, resident-driven effort to engage Golden area community members across all walks of life to find common ground and act with respect and dignity in strengthening the community.
Chad Wachs — launched AU Wireless in 2015 to create a low-cost community broadband system.
Golden Lions Club — a service club that has been serving the Golden community since 1942. The club boasts more than 8,000 hours of volunteer service in 2019 alone and continues to make a positive impact in the community.
Brandon Bortles and Noah Heaney — Golden residents and restaurant owners who contribute to the community economically, but also by expanding the community's culinary options as well as social gathering places and sense of community.
Gold Mine Award
Fighting Hunger at Mines — a group based at the Calvary Church that distributes healthy food to nearly 150 Colorado School of Mines students each week to improve the physical and mental health of students at Mines and the Golden community.
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