Latino Community Service Awards Celebration: Request for Nominations

Request for Nominations

On behalf of the Denver Public Library and the Denver Public Library Commission, we invite you to submit a nomination(s) for the Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award, the Eric J. Duran Community Service Award and the César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award. Awards are presented to Latinos who have made a significant contribution to the community.

The awards presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. A reception will follow the ceremony. Free and open to the public — No RSVP required. The event will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, 2016.

Nominations should be completed online. The deadline to submit a nomination(s) is 5 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016.

The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award

2015 Awardee Jamie Torres

The recipient will be a female Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient will have made an impact on the cultural life of the community through her involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic institution. Members of the general community, including those affiliated with the library may be considered for the award. The nominee must be living.

Past award recipients are: Lena L. Archuleta (2002), Olibama Lopez Tushar (2003), Beverly Martinez (2004), Carlos Fresquez (2005), Anthony J. Garcia (2006), Magdalena Aguayo (2007), Rosa Linda Aguirre (2008), Clara Ricciardi (2009), Florence Hernández-Ramos (2010), Rita Flores de Wallace (2011), Lucia S. Aandahl (2012), Carlota EspinoZa (2013), Adelia Trujillo-Cisneros (2014) and Jamie Torres (2015 - Pictured).

 

Eric J. Duran Community Service Award

2015 Awardee Eric J. Duran

The recipient will be a male Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient will have made an impact on the cultural life of the community through his involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic institution. Members of the general community, including those affiliated with the library may be considered for the award. The nominee must be living.
Past award recipient: Eric J. Duran (2015 - Pictured)

 

The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award

2015 Awardees Don Mares and Angie Rivera-MalpiedeThe award, presented annually, will celebrate the induction of two individuals (one male and one female) into the César Chávez Leadership Hall of Fame. The recipients will be Coloradans of Latino descent who have made a major contribution in a particular field which positively impacted the community. The nominee must be living.

Past award recipients are: Ruben Valdez & Lena L. Archuleta (2002), Manuel “Sam” Sandos & Polly Baca (2003), Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales & Mary Baca (2004), The Honorable Roger Cisneros & Rosemary Rodriguez (2005), Senator Ken Salazar & Reverend Lucia Gúzman (2006), Secretary Federico Peña & Flora Rodriguez Russel (2007), Salvadore (Sal) Carpio Jr. & Patricia Barela Rivera (2008), Jim Garcia & Katherine Archuleta (2009), Bernard “Bernie” Valdez & Denise Maes (2010), Carlos Castañeda & Dr. Patricia Baca (2011), Guillermo “Bill” Vidal & Theresa K. Peña (2012), Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia & Councilwoman Judy H. Montero (2013), Ramon Del Castillo, Ph.D. & Lydia Prado, Ph.D. (2014) and Don Mares & Angie Rivera-Malpiede (2015 - Pictured).

Submit your nomination(s)