Manni Awards

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In Manitou Springs throughout history has always had citizens who stepped forward to help fellow neighbors and take on projects, which improve our community. Individuals with vision, dedication, and hard work have shaped Manitou Springs. We wish to honor those who have inspired collaboration and community involvement to create a wonderful space for people to live, work, and play, while also protecting the natural beauty around us. 

In 2012 the  Manni Awards were created  to acknowledge outstanding volunteers and community leaders, who inspired cooperative action to help others and keep Manitou Spring safe, beautiful and strong.  Listed below are all the winners of the Manni Awards.  They deserve our thanks. 

Manni Awards Winners & Finalists

2021

Navaratine, Alain and Maria: Charles Rocky Artistic Endeavors

Wren, Spencer: Business & Economic Vitality
Davis, Becca: Public Service
Faucette, Paula: Education & Learning
Salladay, Caden: Youth Visionary Leadership
Mussi, Lisa: Environmental Stewardship
Yager, Peggie: Health and Well-being
Maio, Michael: Community Champion
Smith, Gary: Civic Achievement
Minch, Neale: Visionary Leadership

2020

Bredvik, De Lane: Rockey Award for Artistic Endeavor

Delwiche, Alan: Lifetime Community Champion

Fatt, Danu: Environmental Stewardship

Forsett, John K.: Public Service

Kezziah, Tweed, and Susan Watkins: Civic Achievement

Lowe, Se’amus: Youth Visionary Leadership

Manitou Brewing: Business and Economic Vitality

Marquardt, Christi: Education and Learning

Merrin, Rev. Susie: Health and Well-being

Schmitt, Annie: Visionary Leadership

2019

Chaney, Roy: Public Service

David, Gwenn: Business and Economic Vitality

Edmundson, Douglass Keithley: Visionary Leadership

Elder, Becky: Environmental Stewardship

Koerner, Bill: Lifetime Community Service

Miller, Tracy: C.H. Rockey Award for Artistic Endeavor

Moran, Pat: Outstanding Educational Accomplishment

Omi, Jayden: Student Leadership

Shogren, Tracy: Civic Achievement

Tudor, Kat, and Don Goede: Health, Healing and Well-being

2018

Baker, Rich and Linda: Civic Achievement

French, Kevin: Public Service

Haas, Tim: Business and Economic Vitality

Kurschner, Dan: Health and Well-being

Loftin, Melissa: Education

Nichols, Ann: Community Champion

Plush, Nathan: Youth Visionary Leadership

Stuart, Dan: Visionary Leadership

Wells, Andy: Humanitarian

Wilson, Nancy: Environmental Stewardship (couldn’t attend – have no closeup photos)

Wong, Mark: C.H. Rockey Artistic Endeavors

2017

Buller, Rachel: Business and Economic Vitality

Fortuin, NancyEnvironmental

Gillis, Mark: Public Service

Heiniger, Mo: Youth Visionary Leadership

Ito, Chifumi: Civic Achievement

Johnson, Natalie: Visionary Achievement

Morrow, Kathleen: Health and Well-being

Rykovich, George: Education

Snyder, Kelly: Community Champion

Wood, Steve: C.H. Rockey Artistic Endeavors

2015/2016

Garrison, Joanne: Lifetime Humanitarian

Heidenrich, Debbie: Lifetime Education Achievement

Hokanson, Del: Health & Well-being

Jaray, Ken: Adult Visionary Leadership

Milar family/The Keg: Business Vitality

Morrison, Marcy: Lifetime Public Service

Snyder, Marc: Public Service

Toll, Shanti and Coreen: Environmental Stewardship

Vestal, ChrisEntrepreneurship 

Walters, Brad: Civic Achievement

White, Samantha: Youth Visionary Leadership

Wright, Julia: Charles Rockey Artistic Endeavors

2014/2015

Anthony, Michelle: Civic Achievement

Bell, Oliver: Youth Visionary Leadership

Elder, Jack and Ben Kuckel: Rockey Artistic Endeavors

Johanson, Rod: Lifetime Education Achievement

Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department: Public Service (Rev. David Hunting accepted)

McDonough, Farley and David: Business Vitality

Purna, Joy: Adult Visionary Leadership

Rockey, Charles: Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Sharpton, Terry and Dave Wolverton: Environmental Stewardship

2013

Beebe, Julie: Youth Visionary Leadership

Wood, Laurie: Adult Visionary Leadership

2012

Chorpenning, David: Adult Visionary Leadership

Mohon, Megan: Youth Visionary Leadership

This webpage is still under maintenance, and will soon showcase biographies and photos for all Manni Award winners.