Leadville Volunteer Honored as Muni-Hero
There’s nothing like an “on-fire” volunteer when it comes to helping people keep safe in their communities. So put your hands together for Phyllis Carnahan, Leadville’s “Muni-Hero!”
The Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue (LLCFR) and the City of Leadville announced yesterday that Carnahan was presented the 2017 Colorado Municipal League (CML) Muni-Hero award. Every year, the CML which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which provides services and resources to assist city officials in managing their governments, allows communities to nominate a Muni-Hero.
The goal of the Municipal Hero Award program is to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated ongoing dedication to their cities or towns. These are individuals who have gone above-and-beyond to make their communities great places to live, work, and play. They are the “unsung” heroes who may not otherwise be acknowledged.
Carnahan was recognized for her outstanding dedication to the Leadville community at the CML’s annual conference luncheon held on June 22, 2017.
Recognized for her dedication as a volunteer during her summer months in Leadville, every Tuesday and Thursday she works on operational bills, education, and prevention efforts.
However, this is not what Phyllis Carnahan is best known for. While the operational day-to-day work is much appreciated, and needed due to lack of administrative staff, it is her loving spirit and sense of pride for the fire service that the Leadville and Lake County community admires the most.
“Every day she steps through the doors, no matter her hardships, she has a smile on her face,” city officials stated. Carnahan has volunteered well over 240 hours a month the past several years.
In addition, Carnahan just doesn’t volunteer her time here. During the winter months, she resides and volunteers at the Golden Ranch Fire Protection District in Tucson, Ariz. She works in the Fire Prevention Division of that organization.
Carnahan passionately gives her time to see that the general public is safe and there is a connection with them and their fire department. The City of Leadville and LLCFR can’t express enough what a generous and outstanding individual Phyllis Carnahan is, and are elated that the Colorado Municipal League agrees! Congratulations Phyllis, well-done!
Leadville Bartender, Friend Honored Wednesday
Tomorrow, June 28 there will be a Community Pot Luck and Music at The Scarlet Tavern in honor of Jordan Gausman. Wednesday’s event is being promoted as: “Leadvillites Opposing Violence Everywhere (L.O.V.E.) in loving memory of Jordan Gausman.”
Readers may recall the story of the Leadville bartender who was fatally stabbed on May 3, 2016 during an altercation outside of a bar on historic Harrison Avenue.
Guests are invited to join Jordan’s family and friends at the Scarlet for a remembrance ceremony which will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees are encourage to arrive between 5 – 5:45 p.m. A community pot-luck dinner and music will follow. Please bring a dish to pass, instruments, good friends and good vibes.
All monetary donations, per the request of Jordan’s family, should be made directly to: The Advocates of Lake County, memo: LOVE, P.O. Box 325, Leadville, CO 80461. There will also be a donation table at the event.
Questions? Call Stephanie 970-485-5593