Salida Colorado Community Awards

Criteria for Nominations for MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD and FROM THE HEART &THE CORNERSTONE AWARD The following criteria will be used by a confidential panel of judges to select the recipient for the Man and Woman of the Year Award, From the Heart, and the Cornerstone Award.


The award is intended to honor the person who makes a substantial contribution to the community of Salida. As a result of the nominee’s effort, the community should have received substantial benefits and become a better place to live and work.

Community Involvement

Nominees should be involved in the betterment of the community through active civic participation. Their involvement may be in the health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community-based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in our community. As a result of this involvement, nominees should have specific and noteworthy accomplishments.

Cooperation and Support

Nominees must have demonstrated willingness to assist in business and community projects by participating personally in projects or events that have resulted in substantial betterment of the community.


Nominees must have exhibited leadership in the community projects and have completed them successfully. Evidence of effective leadership in vital community projects and organizations will be considered.


Click here for a nomination form.