2021 President’s Reception

Gather for an evening of celebration, networking, and awards as we honor water leadership and raise money for our work. Enjoy dinner and a fun-filled evening in celebration of the best in Colorado water.
This year’s event will take place in a hybrid format.

September 9, 2021
In-person event: 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Balistreri Vineyards, ticket sales end Sept. 1
Virtual event: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. online, ticket sales end Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.

Ticket Options & Details

The in-person event will include a cocktail hour (indoor/outdoor), plated dinner, live auction, and awards ceremony (all indoor). The venue has large garage roll-up doors to provide ventilation for the indoor portion of the event. Safety precautions will be adhered to in order to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for in-person guests. All guests are asked to wear masks when not seated and/or eating. We ask that if you have experience covid-like symtpons that you stay home.

The virtual event will be a viewing experience of the live program of events, including the welcome remarks, live auction and paddle raise, and awards ceremony. All virtual guests are invited to participate remotely in the paddle raise. Virtual VIP ticket holders will receive a Balistreri wine basket shipped to their home to enjoy during the program.

Recognizing our 2021 award recipients …

Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

Michael Preston
Retired General Manager, Dolores Water Conservancy District
Read Michael’s full bio

Emerging Leader Award

Kelly Romero-Heaney
Assistant Director for Water Policy, Department of Natural Resources
Read Kelly’s full bio

Special Posthumous Recognition: Diane Hoppe Leadership Award

John Porter
Former Manager, Dolores Water Conservancy District
Read John’s full bio

With thanks to our sponsors

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Applegate Group
City of Thornton
Dolores Water Conservancy District
Family of John Porter
Kogovsek and Associates
Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District
The Nature Conservancy
United Water and Sanitation District
Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District
Vranesh and Raisch

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