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The Distinguished Service Award

Honors individuals displaying high ethical and moral standards, exceptional leadership characteristics, and contributes above and beyond to the community and the profession.

 2020 Richard Pennington, Retired State of Colorado
2019 Cindy Lombardi, DPA, State Purchasing and Contracts Office
2018 Linda Meserve, Colorado State University
2017 Mary Smith, Aurora Public Schools
2016 Kristen Spicola, Board of Water Works of Pueblo
2015 Keith Ashby, Arapahoe County
2014 Danielle Hinz, City of Longmont
2013 Terri Kindsfather, City of Lakewood
2012 John Stephen, City of Ft. Collins
2011 Traci Burtnett, Thompson School District
2010 Ruth Smith, Colorado Springs School District 11
2009 Renee Wersch, State of Colorado (retired)
2008 Gina Abbott, El Paso County (retired)
2007 Tim Wellmann, City of Arvada
2006 Opal Dick, City of Ft. Collins
2005 Pete Toth, City of Arvada
2004 Karen Devereaux, State of Colorado
2003 Jeannie Readey, State of Colorado
2002 Marcia Sieben, Jefferson County
2001 David Metsch, State of Colorado
2000 Gary Kraft
1999 Sandy Hicks, University of Colorado
1998 Chris Stutler
1997 n/a
1996 Eileen Gonzales, Colorado Springs School District # 11
1995 Peggy Powell, City of La Junta
1994 Jim O'Neill, City of Fort Collins
1993 Ron Watkins, Laramie County School District # 1
1992 Fred Finley, Arapahoe County


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Established over 35 years ago, the Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association (RMGPA) is a diverse, non-profit organization whose membership includes purchasing officers, agents, buyers, managers and others associated with public purchasing throughout Colorado and Wyoming. RMGPA has been a member Chapter of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement since 1987.

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