Previous Winners / Alumni

The Annual Heart of Broomfield Awards recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the community of Broomfield.

  • Beth Murphy (Photo by David Jennings, Broomfield Enterprise)
  • Steve & Paula Reynolds (Photo by David Jennings, Broomfield Enterprise)
  • Anna Wilcox (Photo by David Jennings, Broomfield Enterprise)
  • Karen Nelson (Photo by David Jennings, Broomfield Enterprise)

Listed below are the winners that will be recognized at this year’s Heart of Broomfield Awards. To purchase tickets or a table for the 2018 Heart of Broomfield Awards, please click here.

2016 Heart of Broomfield Awards

Arts Award – Michelle Pearson
Recognizing a community artist or a supporter of the arts.

Education Award – Samara Williams
Recognizing an educator (teacher, principal, counselor, volunteer or activist).

Community Service Award – John M. Kloeckner
Recognizing a community volunteer or non-profit staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Philanthropic Award – David R. Kochevar
Recognizing an individual who opens up their heart and wallet to support a Broomfield non-profit organization or program

Youth Award – Maya Claridge
Recognizing an outstanding community member, age 18 or younger.

Gene Frank Award – John W. Dobie
Recognizing a business person who has been a major community donor. In memory of Gene Frank, a man who virtually defined the term corporate citizenship in Broomfield and was a vice president of Rocky Mountain Energy.

Angel Award – Marian Seder
Recognizing an individual who has shown extreme passion and dedication for a Broomfield non-profit organization/program.

Heart and Soul Award – Don Fankell
Recognizing an individual who quietly gives of themselves to their neighbors, local groups and even strangers, and whose actions are the epitome of a community with heart.

Walter P. Spader Leadership Award – Zach Kreeger
This award is new this year and is to honor the memory of former mayor and community leader Walt Spader. In the future, this award will be given to a proven leader whose energy, passion, sense of humor and wisdom has made Broomfield a better place.

Senior Award – J.Joseph Marr, M.D.
Recognizing an outstanding community member, age 65 or older.


Previous Heart of Broomfield Award Recipients