Mayor Michael B. Hancock today joined more than 100 city officials, finalists and community partners to announce the winners of the second annual Denver Healthy Communities Awards.
Launched by Denver Environmental Health in 2015, the Healthy Communities Awards are intended to recognize individuals, as well as public, private, and community organizations working to promote public health and environmental sustainability.
Nominations were solicited for Innovation, Compliance and Good Neighbor categories. Approximately 34 nominations were reviewed and scored by a panel of experts in public health, sustainability and related areas.
Good Neighbor Award
Designed to recognize individuals and organizations that have a longstanding commitment to protecting and/or improving the environment in Denver (clean air, land, and water), or promoting healthy people through improved access to healthy food, healthy built environments, or promoting healthy pets through activities at the animal shelter or in the community at-large.
- Walk2Connect - Walk2Connect is a Colorado-based social enterprise that creates whole health outcomes through innovative walking programs focused on connection to others, to place and to self. Walk2Connect was started in 2012 by Founder, Jonathon Stalls, after completing the Camino de Santiago in Spain and his 8.5 month 3030 mile walk across the United States in 2010.
Since launched, Stalls has grown the organization to having more than 30 same time, same place walks weekly, led by volunteers, throughout Denver and across the Denver metro area, which includes Golden, Boulder, Arvada and Aurora.
For more information about the Denver Healthy Communities Awards, visit www.denvergov.org/hca.