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What's Great About Greeley: January 2022

2021 USO Service Member of the Year Staff Sgt. Ryan T. Dagget 

Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan T. Dagget is a recipient of the 2021 USO Service Member of the Year award. Every year since 2003, one junior enlisted service member from each branch is nominated by command leadership to be honored for an act of valor. Whether it's saving the life of a comrade or stranger or leading during a critical moment, these men and women proved their commitment to helping others in times of need. Staff Sgt. Dagget is from Greeley and serves at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea with the 8th Security Forces Squadron. 

Greeley Panther Bowling Takes Gold at Special Olympics Colorado State Competition

Congratulations to Shannon Cameron and Dillon Hergenreder who both took gold at the Special Olympics Colorado State Bowling competition as part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Greeley Panther bowling team. The Panthers also earned six second place finishers and two third place.

Great Outdoors Colorado Grant:  $1.5 Million for Shurview/Missile Site Bluffs Open Space
The Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the City of Greeley, to purchase the 978-acre Shurview/Missile Site Bluffs Open Space
as part of GOCO’s land acquisition program, which supports urban and rural landscape, waterway, and habitat protection priorities and improves access to the outdoors.  The City of Greeley was also awarded $160,650 to prepare Shurview Open Space for public use and an additional $143,000 to hire a GOCO fellow in its Natural Areas & Trails Division.

Northridge High School JROTC Marksmanship League Champs

Congrats to the Northridge High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps marksmanship team for being named league champions.

NextFifty Initiative: $150,000 in Grants to Support Older Adults
Several organizations in Greeley have been awarded grants by NextFifty Initiative  with funds efforts to improve the quality of life for people over 50-years-old in Colorado and beyond.  Adeo Colorado received $100,000 towards supporting staff development to provide quality care for disabled older adults. RSVP Volunteer in Service received $25,000 to be used to hire additional staff and upgrade technology for volunteer re-engagement purposes. Pathways Hospice also received $25,000 to go towards their Palliative Care Team, which cares for more than 700 people and their families. 

2021 Colorado Assessor of the Year: Weld County Assessor – Brenda Dones
Weld County Assessor and UNC graduate Brenda Dones has been named the 2021 Colorado Assessor of the Year by the Colorado Assessors’ Association.

University of Northern Colorado Football: HERO & AP All-America Teams

The University of Northern Colorado linebacker David Hoage has earned a spot on the HERO Sports Sophomore All-America team, which recognizes the best sophomores in all of FCS football. He also earned a spot on the AP All-America third team, identifying him as one of the best defensive players, regardless of age, in the nation. 

University of Northern Colorado Athletes: #1 Big Sky Graduation Success Rate
For the 5th consecutive year, Northern Colorado Athletics leads the Big Sky in Graduation Success Rate . Four programs had a perfect mark of 100% including men’s cross country and track and field, women’s basketball, women’s golf, and women’s volleyball. Go Bears!

Maytag Dependable Leader Award:  $20,000 Grant for Boys & Girls Club
Cheers to Andrea Everett, director of community outreach and onboarding at Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, who is a recipient of the Maytag Dependable Leader Award and a $20,000 grant. Each year, in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Maytag honors and rewards a group of stand-out Club professionals and volunteers who make a difference to kids and teens every day in communities across the nation. With the grant from Maytag, Andrea will launch a youth mentorship program focused on providing Club members of all ages with mental health support. 

American Planning Association Colorado Chapter: The Colorado Code Project Recognized Community 
The American Planning Association Colorado Chapter Colorado Healthy Communities Committee has recognized the City of Greeley and its landscape code as part of its Colorado Code Project. The Colorado Code Project , a voluntary initiative to identify and celebrate model land use codes at the regional, county, or municipal level that promote health, equity, and community engagement. The goal is to incorporate model land-use code language into the statewide toolkit to help Colorado communities promote health. 

Azteca Boxing Club:  USA Boxing National Champion
Congratulations to Paloma Fish of the Greeley-based Azteca Boxing Club for taking gold at the U.S.A. Boxing National Championships , the country’s top event for amateur boxers. Her win qualifies her for the U.S.A. national team allowing her the chance to represent her country in international amateur competitions like the World Boxing Championships and the Junior Pan American Games. Mariana Tovar-Lopez, also of Azteca, took silver and is now an alternate for the national team.

Grace Pointe Senior Care Community:  Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award 
Greeley’s Grace Pointe Senior Care Community has received the Telligen’s Colorado 2021 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award . The award recognizes their commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Grace Pointe is 1 of only 11 organizations in the state to receive the award.

Greeley-Evans School District 6: On-time Graduation Rates Exceed State Average 
For the fourth year in a row, Greeley-Evans School District 6 has seen an increase in its on-time graduation rates, exceeding the state average by nearly three percentage points. The 2021 on-time graduation rate for District 6 is 84.1 percent compared to a 81.7 percent state average.

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