About MYLA

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 by Mayor John Suthers.


The quality of work presented by this year’s Mayor’s Young Leader Award finalists was exceptional, and I am consistently pleased with these young professionals and their ambition to serve Colorado Springs across all industries. I am grateful for their contributions to strengthening our community and their drive in making a positive impact in Olympic City USA. I look forward to following their future success.”

-Mayor John Suthers



Past Winners