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April 7, 2017

Commissioners Honor Outstanding County Programs at Annual Pinnacle Awards

This year there were 15 finalist projects chosen to be highlighted and considered for top awards.

Boulder County, Colo. - Each year, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) hold the Pinnacle Awards as a way to recognize the collaborative, innovative, and impressive projects that have been implemented across all county departments and offices over the last year. In a ceremony on April 6, the BOCC announced the winners of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards.

Work teams are encouraged to submit innovative projects for considerations, and the commissioners narrow down all submissions to a set of finalist projects. This year there were 15 finalist projects chosen to be highlighted and considered for top awards. Seven projects were then chosen as winners in six categories – Innovation, Public Service, Stewardship & Sustainability, Public Involvement, Collaboration & Teamwork, and Commissioners’ Choice (the commissioners decided to honor two projects with their Commissioners’ Choice this year).

In a ceremony on April 6, staff members from all 15 finalist projects were present for the Pinnacle Award Ceremony. Each finalist project had the opportunity to make a roughly three minute film explaining their project and those videos were played during the ceremony. All videos are available for viewing on YouTube. The BOCC then announced the winners for 2017. Winning project teams receive a framed photo with a plaque commemorating their win.

The winners of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards are:

  • (In)visible Boulder County – Commissioners’ Choice
  • Tax Lien Resolution Program – Commissioners’ Choice
  • Boulder County Connect Client Portal - Innovation
  • Collaborative Fuels Reduction Project – Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Elections Ambassador Program – Public Service
  • Lefthand Canyon Drive Reconstruction & Left Hand Creek Stream Restoration – Collaboration & Teamwork
  • The THRIVE Conference – Public Involvement

Boulder County employees strive to provide the best in public service by implementing innovative and effective programs. These Pinnacle Award winning programs are just a handful of the great projects which were executed in the last year. Visit for more information about available services.