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Governor's Tourism Awards

During our first-ever virtual 2020 Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference Annual Awards session, six awards were presented to individuals and organizations that have greatly contributed to the advancement and innovation of Colorado’s tourism industry. The awards and winners are detailed below.

  • The Colorado Tourism Office Board Chairman’s Award is awarded to extraordinary individuals’ commitment to tourism in Colorado. The 2020 award went to Doug Price
  • The Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative Award is presented to a community or region that has demonstrated excellence in a tourism event, promotion or project. The 2020 award went to the Roaring Fork Valley Goes For the Gold and The Aspen Snowmass / Roaring Fork Valley Gold-Level IMBA Ride Center.
  • The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Colorado Tourism is presented to an individual to recognize his/her tireless contributions to advancing the Colorado tourism industry. The 2020 winner was Debbie Braun, president and CEO of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, for her long-time contributions.
  • The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Marketing Program recognizes an event or project undertaken by a community or region to promote tourism in Colorado. The 2020 award went to the Colorado Stargazing: Experience the Night.
  • The Jack Snow Volunteer Award is presented to an individual(s) who have selflessly dedicated time and energy to furthering tourism in Colorado. The 2020 award went to Pamela Mahonchak, who devoted his free time to promoting Colorado and bettering the visitor experience. 
  • The Governor's Award for Outstanding Sustainability Initiative honors an activity, event, project or program that reduces the impact of travelers on special places and natural resources in Colorado. The 2020 winner of this award included Gunnison County and the National Forest Foundation’s STOR Corps

More information about the annual Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference >>