2014 Latino Community Service Awards - Call for Nominations

Información en español sobre los Premios Latinos

2014 Awards - Call for Nominations

On behalf of the Denver Public Library and the Denver Public Library Commission, we invite you to submit a nomination(s) for the Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award and the César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award. Awards are presented to Latinos who have made a significant contribution to the community. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014. We’ll honor our award recipients at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award honors a Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient will have made an impact on the cultural life of the community through his or her involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic organization. Members of the community including those affiliated with the Library may be considered for the award.

The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award celebrates the induction of two individuals—one male and one female—into the César Chávez Leadership Hall of Fame. The recipients will be Coloradans of Latino descent who have made a major contribution in a particular field that has positively impacted Denver’s Latino community.

2014 Latino Awards Nomination Form (PDF). Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014

2013 Latino Community Service Award Winners

The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award

2013 Awardee Carlota EspinoZaCongratulations to Carlota EspinoZa, 2013 Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award winner.

Past award recipients are: Lena L. Archuleta (2002), Olibama Lopez Tushar (2003), Beverly Martinez (2004), Carlos Fresquez (2005), Anthony J. Garcia (2006), Magdalena Aguayo (2007), Rosa Linda Aguirre (2008), Clara Ricciardi (2009), Florence Hernández-Ramos (2010), Rita Flores de Wallace (2011) and Lucia S. Aandahl (2012).

The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award

2013 Awardee Lt. Gov. Joe GarciaCongratulations to Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Councilwoman Judy H. Montero, recipients of the César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award.

2013 Awardee  Councilwoman Judy H. MonteroPast award recipients are: Ruben Valdez (2002), Lena L. Archuleta (2002), Manuel “Sam” Sandos (2003), Polly Baca (2003), Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzales (2004), Mary Baca (2004), The Honorable Roger Cisneros (2005), Rosemary Rodriguez (2005), Senator Ken Salazar (2006), Reverend Lucia Gúzman (2006), Secretary Federico Peña (2007), Flora Rodriguez Russel (2007), Salvadore (Sal) Carpio Jr. (2008), Patricia Barela Rivera (2008), Katherine Archuleta (2009), Jim Garcia (2009), Denise Maes (2010), Bernard “Bernie” Valdez (2010), Dr. Patricia Baca (2011), Carlos Castañeda (2011), Theresa K. Peña (2012) and Guillermo “Bill” Vidal (2012).