2023 Amy Divine Award recipeints

In 1992 a small group of dedicated volunteers passionately organized in opposition to Amendment 2. These people were  led by a vision that believed, “If we can generate some calls in response, maybe another view can be heard.”Amy Divine,  founder of Citizens Project 


On July 4th, 1992, an opposition article in the Colorado Springs Gazette led to hundreds of calls, and Citizens Project was born. The legacy and passion of Amy Divine to be a voice in the community, where advocacy has consistently promoted equity, inclusion, and justice, remains at the foundation and core of Citizens Project in 2024.  


Why: The Divine Award is given annually to someone whose commitment to equity, inclusion and justice has impacted the community in positive and lasting ways. The award simultaneously recognizes the accomplishments of its recipient. It honors the legacy of Amy Divine, the founder of Citizens  Project, who dedicated her energy to championing traditional American values of: 


equal rights • individual freedoms • separation of church and state • inclusion • justice for all • civic  engagement • respect for diversity 


What: Citizens Project invites members of the community to submit nominations for the prestigious Divine  Award that recognizes a person in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected, individual freedoms are secure, differences are respected, and people fully participate in civic life. 

Please use the nomination form. Nominations should be 300 words or fewer, telling us why the nominee should be recognized. We request specific information about the nominee’s roles in the community – both officially and informally – and how you believe your nominee has made a lasting impact on the community. 


Nominations will be accepted through  June 21, 2024. Questions can be directed to shay@citizensproject.org

Winners will be honored at the Creating Community Breakfast on July 18, 2024.