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Community Unity Award

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In 2003, the Longmont City Council established the Community Unity Award in memory of "Woody" Palasek who served as the first Co-Chair of the Longmont's Multicultural Strategic Plan steering committee. In his work, he exemplified: dedication to the Longmont community; optimism in the ability to achieve an inclusive/diverse community; enthusiasm; a sense of humor; vision; and generosity of spirit and heart. Woody died unexpectedly in 2003 and, and in his memory, the Longmont City Council presents an annual "Community Unity Award" to community leaders who are working to ensure that Longmont is a caring, inclusive community that embraces, respects and celebrates our diversity.

Each year, members of the community have the opportunity to nominate an individual they believe embodies the above attributes, as well as displays a passion for working with all segments of the community to truly unite, embrace, respect and celebrate each person in our community. Nominations are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee, who then recommends an award recipient to Longmont City Council. Awards are presented by City Council during the Inclusive Communities celebration on September 22, 2017 at the Longmont Museum.

We need your help in nominating this year's recipient. It takes just a few minutes to complete the form below and nominate someone who you know that is involved and working to help Longmont become a more caring and inclusive community.

Nomination Form - Microsoft Word

Nomination Form - Adobe pdf

The deadline for nominations is TBD.

If you have any questions please contact Adriana Perea at, or (303) 651-8721.



The people of Longmont working together to be a caring and inclusive community—proud to embrace, respect, and celebrate each other.

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