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Recipients of the Juanita Ross Gray Community Service Award

The Juanita Gray award honors African American men, women and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area and who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Gray’s commitment to the community. View current winners and more information about the award.

  • 2016 – L. Elaine Neal, and Jireh Pulley (Youth Winner)
  • 2015 – Kenneth Grimes, Vittoria Whitsett and Dineen Marshall (Youth Winner)
  • 2014 – Selena Dunham, Phillip (Phil) Washington and Lauren Shobe (Youth Winner)
  • 2013 – Carneice Brown-White, Jeff S. Fard (Brother Jeff) and Darnell Tyler-Steel (Youth Winner)
  • 2012 – Harold Fields, Gerie Grimes and Salina Christine Trahan (Youth Winner)
  • 2011 – Ida S. Daniels and Neshea Evelyn McCabe
  • 2010 – Leslie Juniel and Parthenia Jones-Johnson
  • 2009 – Peggy Wortham
  • 2008 – Carl Bourgeois and Dr. Faye Rison
  • 2007 – Rev. Bettye Emerson
  • 2006 – Pensal McCray
  • 2005 – Lt. Col. Martha Baker
  • 2004 – Ruth Denny
  • 2003 – John Holmes and Emma Jackson
  • 2002 – Wilma Taylor
  • 2001 – Twilla Stiggers
  • 2000 – Barbara L. Batey, Ph.D
  • 1999 – John Smith
  • 1998 – Beverly Lumumba, Ph.D
  • 1997 – Dwight T. Gentry and Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth
  • 1996 – Shirley J. Sims
  • 1995 – Marie Greenwood
  • 1994 – Viola Garlington and Michelle Rimson
  • 1993 – Betty Shaw
  • 1992 – George Morrison Jr.
  • 1991 – Zepha Grant
  • 1990 – Edna Mosley
  • 1989 – Grace Jordan
  • 1988 – Dr. John and Mrs. Gladys Bates