Mayor’s Office accepting nominations for 2018 Mayor’s Young Leader Awards

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mayor's Office is now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Mayor’s Young Leader Awards. Launched in 2015, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of young professionals, age 40 and under, whose extraordinary efforts make a positive impact on the Colorado Springs community. Nominees must live or work in Colorado Springs.

Nominations must be submitted via by Sept. 23. The five award categories are as follows:

  • Community and economic impact
    • An individual who has measurably impacted the community or local economy through their business, community involvement or events.
    • The community impact should have a tangible, measurable effect on the community. That impact might be the result of any number of activities, such as job creation, workforce development, volunteer efforts, board service or innovative business models that promote social goals.
    • Outstanding contributions to the economy in terms of job growth or events having a significant economic impact.
  • Creative industry
    • An individual who is using creative methods/systems to transform their given industry.
    • Demonstrates the power of art and business working together to make a positive impact.
  • Education
    • Uses creative, non-traditional approaches to improve education.
    • An educator who is helping foster the future generations of innovative thinkers.
  • Sports and wellness
    • An individual who has implemented compelling new ideas to deliver better sports/health and wellness initiatives in the community through their business/events.
  • Technology
    • An individual who provides enhancements in technology that advance productivity, improve efficiency, increase performance or provide innovative results.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon Street. For more information, including a list of past recipients, visit