2016 Annual INC Neighborhood Awards and Silent Auction


Presented at the Police Protective Association Events Center

January 28, 2016

Sustaining Sponsor

VISITDENVER_vert[Hi-Res]Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation’s Mission Statement

To advocate for Denver citizens by bringing together, informing and empowering Denver neighborhood organizations to actively engage in addressing City issues.

The purpose of Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation’s Annual Awards Dinner is to honor those who have contributed to improving our community and their neighborhoods.  INC also holds a silent auction as an annual fundraiser to benefit its continued efforts to engage in addressing City issues.

The Evening’s Schedule of Events

Cocktails and Silent Auction

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  • Larry Ambrose, INC President
President Larry Ambrose welcomes all to the Dinner

President Larry Ambrose

  • Rafael Espinoza, Councilman District 1, Denver City Council

Rafael Espinoza Councilman District 1, Denver City Council reminisces about his days in INC

  • Don Mares – Deputy Mayor, Exec. Dir. dept. of Human Services

Don Mares – Deputy Mayor, Exec. Dir. Dept . Of Human Services showing his copy of the Dollar Dictionary

Chinese New Year’s Celebration

Shaolin Hung Mei – Shī Fù H. Solow (師父許浩義)

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Shifu Rama Kho of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu speaks with audience after the performance


  • Andrew Romanoff, Master of Ceremonies, President & CEO, Mental Health America of Colorado
Andrew Romanoff, Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Romanoff, Master of Ceremonies

  • Carrie Atiyeh, Director, Government & Community Affairs
Carrie Atiyeh, VISIT Denver

Carrie Atiyeh, VISIT Denver


 Awards Presentation

2015 INC Award Recipients

Life Time Achievement Award
     Diana Helper – University Park Community Council

President’s Award – Awarded for Outstanding Service
Brad Cameron – Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN)

Person of the Year – Awarded in honor of Virginia Oredson
      Steve Nissen – Alamo Placita Neighbors  Association

Community Safety Award – Awarded in honor of Bill Gross
Mark Ungar-Whittier Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood Stars – Making Denver a better place to live

  • Mara Owen (President), The Evans Bridge Beautification Project: Overland Park Neighborhood Association
  • Joan Seeman: The Citizens Exploratory Committee for Health and Safety
  • Gayle Rodgers Southmoor Park South Neighborhood Association
  • Jennifer Engleby: University Park Community Council
  • Shirlie Schley, Sloans Lake
  • Anthony  Thomas (posthumous) Civic Association of Clayton

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Annual INC Dinner Song


(Sung to tune: “Auld Lang Syne”)
Words: Diana Helper – Univ. Park INC Delegate

Should I.N.C. e’er be forgot,
That would be a Dreadful Thing !
It’s city-smart!  It Plays its part!
And tonight, its paraise we sing!

With zoning, traffic, every fuss!
We care! We share! We Dare!
This year, the Monkey shines on us-
We’ll be Glad to help the Mayor!

So, don’t forget, when dangers threat
Your fine Community –
We’re strong! we’re bold! it’s long been told –
Forty years of I. N. C. !!!!

Thank You to the INC Awards Dinner Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor

XcelEnergyCommunity Partners

2014 DragonBoatFestival downtown.logo

 Thank You for making special our Year of the Monkey Celebration

The Schomp Family

Shaofin Hung Mei Kung Fu

Relish Catering & Events

The PPA Event Center

Donors and Solicitors For the Silent Auction

MSU Denver Hospitality Tourism & Event Students

Dinner Committee Jane Potts, Chair
Beth Trudgeon, Marlene Johnson, Karen Taylor, Gayle Rodgers
Jane Parker-Ambrose, Entertainment & Decorations


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