Marshall is citizen of year

Marshall is citizen of year

Chamber recognizes volunteers and leaders
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Peter Marshall, right, accepts the Citizen of the Year Award on Thursday night during the Durango Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. On stage, from left, are former winners Joe Colgan, Amos Cordova and Beatle Abshagen.
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“I’ll be short,” joked Vicki Romero Coe when she stepped up to the microphone to accept this year’s Morley Ballantine Award. From helping organize the original Durango Latino Education Coalition 27 years ago to heading up hundreds of volunteers to create the La Plata County Children, Youth and Family Master Plan, Coe has been a dedicated volunteer for the community’s children.
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The Lost Dog Bar & Lounge took home the Spirit of Durango Award. Owner Ann Morse, second from right, and head chef Aaron Bornheim, right, accepted the award.
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Jack Llewellyn, executive director of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, was master of ceremonies for the awards celebration.
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Longtime Mercy Regional Medical Center CEO Kirk Dignum accepted the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by an individual while Mercy received the same award in the business category.
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And the winners are ...

The Durango Chamber of Commerce presented its awards for 2012 on Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The winners are:



Citizen of the Year – Peter Marshall

Business of the Year – Alpine...

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