For nearly two decades, the Human Relations Award has recognized the outstanding contributions Fort Collins residents have made to minority and disadvantaged citizens in the community. Award recipients have embodied the spirit of inclusiveness, giving and altruism that has made Fort Collins into a better place for all people to live. The Award has been given on an annual basis in five general categories:
- Police and Emergency Services Award (public service personnel)
- Senior Award (60 years and older), selected by the Senior Advisory Board.
- Adult Award (19-59 years of age).
- Youth Award (18 & younger).
- Organization (Non-profit and for-profit)
Nominations are taken in all categories between throughout the year, with a deadline of October 15 each year. These nominations usually consist of a description of the nominee’s efforts and a few recommendations. Award recipients will be decided upon by a panel of volunteer judges.
All awardees are invited to the Human Relations Award recognition ceremony, to be held in December. The event is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of awardees. The awards will be presented by the Mayor, City of Fort Collins. Other dignitaries invited include members of the City Council, and other top Fort Collins officials.
The award recipients then will receive a plaque commemorating their contributions to community.