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The annual Mayor’s Young Leader Awards program recognizes young professionals ages 40 and under who are stepping up to current challenges and serving as leaders in Colorado Springs through their work and/or volunteerism.

Nominations are accepted each August and winners are announced during an award ceremony each October. The award categories are Community & Economic Impact; Creative Industry; Education; Military Leader; Sports, Health & Wellness; and Technology & Sustainability. The program began under Mayor Steve Bach in 2015 and has been hosted annually ever since.

Finalists for 2023 Mayor’s Young Leader Awards

One winner from each category will be announced during an award ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Avenue.

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The finalists are as follows:

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