CLUB 20, also known as the “Voice of the Western Slope”, presented Senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango) with its 2014 Dan Noble Award on Friday, March 28th.
The Dan Noble award is given to a public official for exemplary service to the 22 counties in Western Colorado. Dan Noble’s long and noteworthy career included 17 years as a state legislator and service to CLUB 20 in the 1980s, including a turn as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“I am humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Senator Roberts. “CLUB 20 is a vital organization for promoting the interests of the Western Slope and their work in both Denver and Washington, DC has made a real difference in Western Slope communities.”
Past recipients of the Dan Noble award include, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Senator Wayne Allard, Congressman Scott McInnis, and State Senator Jim Isgar, among other well respected Coloradans.
CLUB 20 is an organization of counties, communities, tribes, businesses, individuals and associations in Western Colorado. The group is organized for the purpose of speaking with a single unified voice on issues of mutual concern. Its activities include marketing and advertising, public education, promotion, meetings and events, and political action. Ellen Roberts was elected to the Colorado State Senate in November 2010 with 61% of the votes cast in the general election. She’s the first woman elected to the Senate seat for District 6 and brings with her the knowledge and experience gained from serving two terms in the Colorado House.
As State Senator, Ellen serves on the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee and Legislative Legal Services Committee and previously served on the Senate Judiciary, Health and Human Services and Local Government committees. She also currently serves on two interim committees: the Wildlife Matters committee and the Water Resources Review Committee.
In 2012, Ellen was chairwoman of the Lower North Folk Wildfire Commission and carried legislation creating the Wildfire Matters interim committee.