On Saturday, December 7, Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge hosted this year's Holiday Celebration. Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by for the fun, which included horse-drawn carriage rides, s'mores making, crafts, games, live reindeer and more! The festival culminated with the official tree lighting ceremony for the city. Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors and attendees who made this year special. Happy Holidays!

- The Localworks Team

Winter Open House

Don’t miss Localworks’ Winter Open House on Thursday, January 30 at Seyfer Specialties. At this free event, you will learn more about Localworks, our events and programs and how you can get involved. This event is for everyone! Whether you are new to Localworks or you’re very familiar with our events and programs, you’re sure to learn something new and meet some great people.

January 30 ♦  5:30 - 7:30pm
Seyfer Specialties 
4509 N Harlan Street

2019 Award Winners

On November 19, 2019, we hosted our Annual Meeting, during which we presented two awards to local community leaders Mark De La Torre and Charles Sprague. 

Mark De La Torre was recognized as Localworks’ 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Each year, this award honors an exemplary volunteer whose work contributes to the mission of the organization. Mark is a Wheat Ridge resident and an Urban Planning and Design Professional with MIG, Inc. He has served on several Localworks committees and now provides translation services for us. Through his work, Localworks has been able to reach Wheat Ridge’s Spanish-speaking population. Mark and his family translate event postcards and school flyers, which has enabled Localworks to engage more of the community. 

Charles Sprague received the 2019 Community Builder Award. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership qualities and a commitment to improving the Wheat Ridge community. Charles is the STEM instructor at Wheat Ridge High School. The community knows his work and community building by the accolades the STEM team has earned all over the country. He took the STEM program from 16 students to 100 students in five years, and in the spring of 2019, the team participated in the Intercontinental Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition in Sonoma California. The Wheat Ridge STEM Program was on the podium for the 5th consecutive year as they were the Runners-up, Prototype hydrogen division, in a field that consisted of high school and college competitors from North and South America.

Localworks is thrilled to honor these individuals for their commitment to the community and their work to advance a vibrant and sustainable Wheat Ridge. 


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4251 Kipling Street
Suite 580
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
(720) 259-1030

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