Congratulations to our very own, Amy Hardy, for winning the Community Resilience award at BoCo Strong's first annual Resilience Award ceremony! Any of our partners involved in forming innovative efforts say it is not easy. Even when you have willing participants and a sense of urgency, you need the right leader to inspire, compel, and cheerlead to see progress in developing just one initiative. Much of this is not highly visible and it is often thankless. It's hard work and, to be frank, not everyone is cut out for it. Amy has been able to pull parties together in order to get them to commit to a shared purpose and empower local, grassroots leaders to speak with major regional institutions.
To do this once is a big deal. To make it happen with one project after another, a person has to have special passion and perseverance worth recognizing in front of a big crowd. That's exactly why Amy was nominated for BoCo Strong's first Annual Resilience Award for the category of Community Resilience Leader and why she received it. We at Foothills United Way have always known how important she is and it was great to see that acknowledged by the folks at the event. Not only did she receive this award, the Intermountain Alliance was also nominated under the category of Resilience Project. Her diligence and commitment have impacted people in so many ways. We are so proud of what she has contributed to Foothills United Way and to our region.