Manni Awards


In Manitou Springs throughout history has always had citizens who stepped forward to help fellow neighbors and take on projects, which improve our community. Individuals with vision, dedication, and hard work have shaped Manitou Springs. We wish to honor those who have inspired collaboration and community involvement to create a wonderful space for people to live, work, and play, while also protecting the natural beauty around us. 

In 2012 the  Manni Awards were created  to acknowledge outstanding volunteers and community leaders, who inspired cooperative action to help others and keep Manitou Spring safe, beautiful and strong.  Listed below are all the winners of the Manni Awards.  They deserve our thanks. 

Manni Awards Winners & Finalists


Molly Wingate:  Rockey Artistic Endeavors 

Vi Gaunce: Education and Learning

Melody Daugherty: Environmental Stewardship

Armadillo Ranch: Business and Economic Vitality

Randy Perkins: Public Services

Abby Parker: Youth Visionary Leadership

Drum Circle of Manitou SpringsHealth and Wellbeing

Becca Sickbert : Mover and Shaker

Ralph Routon: Community Champion

Laura and Lyn Ettinger Harwell: Visionary Leadership


Navaratine, Alain and Maria: Charles Rocky Artistic Endeavors

Wren, Spencer: Business & Economic Vitality

Davis, Becca: Public Service

Faucette, Paula: Education & Learning

Salladay, Caden: Youth Visionary Leadership

Mussi, Lisa: Environmental Stewardship

Yager, Peggie: Health and Well-being

Maio, Michael: Community Champion

Smith, Gary: Civic Achievement

Minch, Neale: Visionary Leadership


Bredvik, De Lane: Rockey Award for Artistic Endeavor

Delwiche, Alan: Lifetime Community Champion

Fatt, Danu: Environmental Stewardship

Forsett, John K.: Public Service

Kezziah, Tweed, and Susan Watkins: Civic Achievement

Lowe, Se’amus: Youth Visionary Leadership

Manitou Brewing: Business and Economic Vitality

Marquardt, Christi: Education and Learning

Merrin, Rev. Susie: Health and Well-being

Schmitt, Annie: Visionary Leadership


Chaney, Roy: Public Service

David, Gwenn: Business and Economic Vitality

Edmundson, Douglass Keithley: Visionary Leadership

Elder, Becky: Environmental Stewardship

Koerner, Bill: Lifetime Community Service

Miller, Tracy: C.H. Rockey Award for Artistic Endeavor

Moran, Pat: Outstanding Educational Accomplishment

Omi, Jayden: Student Leadership

Shogren, Tracy: Civic Achievement

Tudor, Kat, and Don Goede: Health, Healing and Well-being


Baker, Rich and Linda: Civic Achievement

French, Kevin: Public Service

Haas, Tim: Business and Economic Vitality

Kurschner, Dan: Health and Well-being

Loftin, Melissa: Education

Nichols, Ann: Community Champion

Plush, Nathan: Youth Visionary Leadership

Stuart, Dan: Visionary Leadership

Wells, Andy: Humanitarian

Wilson, Nancy: Environmental Stewardship (couldn’t attend – have no closeup photos)

Wong, Mark: C.H. Rockey Artistic Endeavors


Buller, Rachel: Business and Economic Vitality

Fortuin, NancyEnvironmental

Gillis, Mark: Public Service

Heiniger, Mo: Youth Visionary Leadership

Ito, Chifumi: Civic Achievement

Johnson, Natalie: Visionary Achievement

Morrow, Kathleen: Health and Well-being

Rykovich, George: Education

Snyder, Kelly: Community Champion

Wood, Steve: C.H. Rockey Artistic Endeavors


Garrison, Joanne: Lifetime Humanitarian

Heidenrich, Debbie: Lifetime Education Achievement

Hokanson, Del: Health & Well-being

Jaray, Ken: Adult Visionary Leadership

Milar family/The Keg: Business Vitality

Morrison, Marcy: Lifetime Public Service

Snyder, Marc: Public Service

Toll, Shanti and Coreen: Environmental Stewardship

Vestal, ChrisEntrepreneurship 

Walters, Brad: Civic Achievement

White, Samantha: Youth Visionary Leadership

Wright, Julia: Charles Rockey Artistic Endeavors


Anthony, Michelle: Civic Achievement

Bell, Oliver: Youth Visionary Leadership

Elder, Jack and Ben Kuckel: Rockey Artistic Endeavors

Johanson, Rod: Lifetime Education Achievement

Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department: Public Service (Rev. David Hunting accepted)

McDonough, Farley and David: Business Vitality

Purna, Joy: Adult Visionary Leadership

Rockey, Charles: Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Sharpton, Terry and Dave Wolverton: Environmental Stewardship


Beebe, Julie: Youth Visionary Leadership

Wood, Laurie: Adult Visionary Leadership


Chorpenning, David: Adult Visionary Leadership

Mohon, Megan: Youth Visionary Leadership