2022 Juanita Gray Community Service Award Nomination

The Denver Public Library is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Juanita Gray Community Service Awards. These awards honor African American men, women and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver metro area and who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Juanita Gray’s commitment to the Denver community. Juanita Gray is a former Denver Public Library staff member and community advocate.

Nominations are reviewed by a committee consisting of library staff and community representatives. We ask that you please be thorough with your nomination to demonstrate the nominee’s achievements and contributions.

Please note, the event will take place February 2022 to acknowledge the award winners. The event will be open to the public. More information will be available later this year.

Paper nominations will also be accepted by mail. Please download this document to use for your paper nomination which includes address information. 

Previous recipients of the Juanita Ross Gray Community Service Award.

Nominee(s) must be:

  • An African American, a Colorado resident and a positive role model.
  • A user and/or supporter of the Denver Public Library.
  • A person who has taken an active role in the community.
  • A person who has made a contribution above and beyond paid employment.
  • A person who has made an impact in the community, state and/or USA.
  • Living.

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The deadline to submit a nomination(s) is 6 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021.

Instructions for achievements and contributions: Using the space provided or in a separate document, describe two of the nominee’s significant achievements and contributions or write two or three paragraphs explaining why you think your nominee deserves to receive this award. Please provide background information about the nominee. You may use the upload field below to attach any supporting documentation like a resume and or photo(s).

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