Girl Scouts Of Colorado Honors 2018 Women of Distinction
Last month, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2018 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The 2018 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area were: Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Ruth Fountain, community leader; Therese Ellery, Rose Community Foundation; Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director; Peggy E. Jennings, Eide Bailly LLP; Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez, Segall Bryant & Hamill; Meshach Rhoades, Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Terri Richardson, MD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Tinesha Ross, United Launch Alliance; Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D., president and CEO of Colorado State University-Global Campus; and CEO of Beyond Campus Innovations, Inc.
Nearly 450 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Pat Cortez ’04, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group; and Brook Kramer ’16 senior vice president, Wells Fargo Private Bank. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Tasha Jones ’15, director of marketing, Forest City.
Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 436 Denver-area women. More than $2 million has been raised in 20 years by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.
Wellington and Wilma Webb Honored by Historic Denver
Former Denver Mayor Wellington E. and former Colorado State Representative Wilma J. Webb were recognized with the Keystone Award by Historic Denver at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa on October 24. This historic Denver award was created to honor people who have made significant contributions over their lifetime to historic preservation in Denver.
Together, former Denver Mayor Webb and former First Lady Wilma J. Webb have created a legacy of public service that has revitalized Denver, emphasizing civil rights, affordable housing, cultural heritage and equality in education. Mayor Webb oversaw the development of the Central Platte Valley, the rehabilitation and reuse of the Auditorium, and the preservation and revitalization of the Lower Downtown Historic District. He supported the creation of the innovation downtown historic district, which protects 43-high profile landmarks. He and Wilma are also responsible for the creation of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. The library, which opened in 2003, preserves and showcases the many contributions of African Americans to Colorado and the West. As the First Lady of Denver, she chaired the Mayor’s Commission on Art,Cultureand Film, and secured major art pieces for Denver.
Former Hempstead Mayor Bestowed With Street Naming
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb attended and spoke at the village of Hempstead, New York's 375th year anniversary in September. Highlighting the event was the renaming of a street along Village Hall in honor of Long Island’s first Black mayor, James A. Garner. Nichols Court, which runs between Washington and Main streets, was dedicated as James A. Garner Way.
In his remarks, Webb regarded Garner as his mentee, friend and supporter and congratulated Garner and his wife, Ruby.