Former United Way of Weld County Board Chairman Dan Dennie to Receive Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer

Former United Way of Weld County board chairman Dan Dennie of Greeley has been selected as the Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Colorado Governor’s Service Awards. Dennie will be honored at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on Sept. 7 along with other award winners in various categories.

United Way of Weld County nominated Dennie for the award.

“The award is a well-deserved honor for Dan's years of leadership at United Way of Weld County, in particular his commitment to Weld Recovers, Weld Project Connect and our Board of Directors,” said Jeannine Truswell, president and CEO of United Way of Weld County.

The Governor's Service Awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, organizations and AmeriCorps members for their outstanding contribution to volunteerism and service throughout Colorado.

“I am honored that Jeannine would think enough of our work together to nominate me for an award, but to be selected for the Outstanding Volunteer by the Governor’s Service Awards Committee is a truly humbling experience,” said Dennie, who was a United Way of Weld County board member for 12 years. “United Way has been a passion since my Air Force days, but the United Way of Weld County is truly special. From the leadership through the staff, their passion for making Weld County a better place to live is obvious. They are both colleagues and friends and I am honored to work side by side with each of them.

“There are lots of amazing nonprofits in northern Colorado, but the United Way of Weld County is different. They are not just fundraisers for their cause, they support many causes. They don't just see problems in our communities, they search for solutions. They are drivers of collaboration and leaders in solving problems that many people don't even want to talk about. I volunteer for the United Way of Weld County because they make a difference.”