The Southeast Business Partnership presented Congressman Bob Beauprez with a special Eagle Award at its Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency DTC on May 20. Each year the SEBP presents the prestigious Eagle Award to an individual, company or entity that has made a significant contribution to economic development, not only in SEBP’s service area but also metro and/or statewide.
Beauprez accepted the award for his continued support of SEBP and the state. His support for continued funding for T-REX and his consistent position to include the full-funding grant agreement through the authorization process demonstrate his commitment to the economic vitality of the state as well as SEBP’s service area.
In addition to the annual business awards, SEBP recognized all of the members of the Metro Mayor’s Caucus whose unanimous support created the base necessary to pass FasTracks. Randy Pye, mayor of Centennial and chairman of the Metro Mayors’ Caucus, accepted the award on their behalf.
George Gwozdecky, head coach of the 2005 NCAA National Champion Denver Pioneer hockey team, accepted a special recognition award that recognized the University of Denver’s continued excellence with division one hockey. He gave an overview of the university’s incredible 2005 hockey season, as well as speaking briefly about teamwork, and setting aside goals and agendas for the benefit of the team.
A special recognition award was also presented to Representative Alice Borodkin, for her leadership and support of HB05-1314, concerning aviation development zones. Although an inactive pilot, she’s a big supporter of the general aviation network in Colorado.
SEBP also recognized Governor Bill Owens for his leadership and support on the Colorado Economic Recovery Act, as well as Senator Dan Grossman and Representative Ted Harvey for their efforts toward resolving the South Metro Denver water issues.
The Southeast Business Partnership is a public/private partnership of 140 business and government leaders working together to enhance the economic vitality and sustainability of the South Metro Denver region. SEBP brings together business leaders and elected officials in a partnership with one goal: to maintain the area’s dual distinction as Colorado’s largest corporate center and one of the country’s most desired communities in which to live and do business. Areas of primary concern include job creation, retention, and attraction; transportation/mobility solutions; water issues; housing issues; and general business-friendly policies for the South Metro Denver area.