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The Leader in Action Award is awarded annually to an alumnus of the Leadership Program of the Rockies who has displayed leadership, risk, courage, entrepreneurship, and success while promoting the timeless constitutional principles and impacting public policy.

Award Recipients

Michael Fields – 2020 Leaders in Action Honoree

Michael Fields – 2020 Leaders in Action Honoree

In 2019, Proposition CC threatened to undo TABOR, Colorado’s constitutional budget-balancing cap on taxation and spending. Thankfully, Coloradans said no to tyranny, and Prop CC was defeated—the result of a powerful, collaborative statewide campaign, organized and...

Luke Ragland – 2019 Leaders in Action Honoree

Luke Ragland – 2019 Leaders in Action Honoree

In the work to advance freedom, there is no substitute for a deep understanding of principles and the willingness to take action on their behalf. Our 2019 Leader in Action Award goes to an individual who fully understands what it means to empower individuals with...

Kelly Maher – 2018 Leaders in Action Honoree

Kelly Maher – 2018 Leaders in Action Honoree

Kelly Maher, Executive Director of Compass Colorado, provides the Republican perspective on politics for 9News. She was named to the list of "40 under 40" by the American Association of Political Consultants, and has been seen on Fox News, the Daily Show, and CNN....

Ross Kaminsky – 2018 Leaders in Action Honoree

Ross Kaminsky – 2018 Leaders in Action Honoree

Ross Kaminsky hosts his popular and thought-provoking radio show each weekday morning on TalkRadio 630 KHOW in Denver. After a successful career in financial market trading, Ross is grateful to have found a second dream career in media, including his radio show,...

Krista Kafer – 2018 Leaders in Action Honoree

Krista Kafer – 2018 Leaders in Action Honoree

Krista Kafer is a weekly columnist at the Denver Post and regular contributor to Denver  Channel 7's Politics Unplugged. She teaches at Regis University and the University of Denver. Krista is a former senior expert on education policy at the Heritage Foundation and a...

Helen Krieble – 2017 Leaders in Action Honoree

Helen Krieble – 2017 Leaders in Action Honoree

If every citizen worked to be a guardian of freedom, we would be a nation of principled leaders, engaged communities, and effective government. Our 2017 Leader in Action Award goes to Helen Krieble, an extraordinary individual who is a tireless champion of building...

Kim Monson – 2016 Leaders in Action Honoree

Kim Monson – 2016 Leaders in Action Honoree

In the work to advance freedom, there is no substitute for a deep understanding of principles and the willingness to take action on their behalf. Our 2016 Leader in Action Award goes to an individual who well understands what it means to empower individuals with...

Brad Beck – 2015 Leaders in Action Honoree

Brad Beck – 2015 Leaders in Action Honoree

In the work to advance freedom, there is no substitute for a deep understanding of principles and the willingness to take action on their behalf. Our 2015 Leader in Action Award goes to an individual who well understands what it means to empower individuals to keep...

Laura Carno – 2014 Leaders in Action Honoree

Laura Carno – 2014 Leaders in Action Honoree

In the world of activism, there is no substitute for having a deep understanding of principles and the willingness to take bold action. Our 2014 Leader in Action Award goes to an individual who has had the courage to expand freedom from the core: Laura Carno. Laura is...

Rick Akin & Jennifer Schubert Akin—2013 Leaders in Action Honorees

Rick Akin & Jennifer Schubert Akin—2013 Leaders in Action Honorees

In the world of activism, there is no substitute for having a deep understanding of principles AND the willingness to take bold action.  Our 2013 Leaders in Action Award goes to two people who’ve demonstrated such understanding and boldness: Jennifer Schubert-Akin and...