3/17/2009 12:00:00 AM
CCALT: Jay Fetcher Receives William Funk Award
For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharon Knight, Colorado Nonprofit Association
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Jay Fetcher Receives William Funk Award from the Colorado Nonprofit Association
Denver, CO, March 17, 2009 –The Colorado Nonprofit Association presented Jay Fetcher with The William Funk Award for Building Stronger Communities at the association’s Colorado Nonprofit Week awards luncheon last Friday.
Jay Fetcher was one of the founding members and past President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT). He was honored on March 13, 2009 by the Colorado Nonprofit Association for all of his work not only with the land trust, but also in his Routt County community.
“Jay’s dedication not only to the land trust, but also to ranching and conservation will make Colorado a better place for generations to come,” said Chris West, CCALT’s Executive Director.
The William Funk Award for Building Stronger Communities was established in 1991 to honor leaders who can unify people and organizations around a common cause. Exceptional leaders maintain a broad perspective on our communities’ needs and they are capable of joining with others to define and solve problems. This award, sponsored by the Boettcher Foundation, was given to Jay in honor for his remarkable work.
Jay’s dedication to the community goes beyond just CCALT. His community service includes the Boards of the Yampa Valley Medical Center, Colorado Water Trust, Colorado Environmental Coalition, the Steamboat Springs School District and Education Fund, the North Routt Fire Protection District, and he was a founding member of the Community Agricultural Alliance. He has also served as regional representative in Northwest Colorado for Senator Ken Salazar and will now serve in the same role for Senator Mark Udall.
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust helps Colorado ranchers and farmers protect their agricultural lands and encourage continuing agricultural production for the benefit of themselves, their families and all of Colorado’s citizens. To date, CCALT has protected 202 ranches covering more than 320,000 acres. For more information visit www.ccalt.org
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