VVP Announces 2023 Chairman's Award and Member of the Year

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We are pleased to announce our 2023 Chairman’s Award and Member of the Year as part of the 20th Annual Success Awards. Congratulations to Dwight Henninger and Brooke Skjonsby!

Chairman’s Award

After 21 years of service, Police Chief Dwight Henninger announced his retirement from the Vail Police Department effective March 17. During his tenure at the Vail Police Department, Henninger received many awards and aimed to bring stability to the agency. His efforts continued to build trust between policing agencies and the communities they serve as evidenced by programs such as local policing agencies’ work to create a law enforcement immigrant alliance over the past decade and working closely with the hospitality industry.

Henninger completed a term as the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in October 2022. In this role, he represented Vail and Colorado worldwide and domestically, helping advance the policing profession in the 170 countries that are members of the association.

Member of the Year

Brooke Skjonsby, Executive Director of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, is a model member of the Partnership. Always quick to offer help, program feedback and her respected insight, Brooke is actively engaged in the Eagle County Gives effort and the Partnership’s Nonprofit Network, and is a “leader among leaders”.

Brooke has a long history of engagement with the Partnership throughout her career and time in the valley. She is a strong advocate for community, and a wonderful representation of a professional steward of our community and the chamber.

20th Annual Success Awards & Community Celebration

Join us in congratulating these two individuals at the 20th Annual Success Awards & Community Celebration on Friday, May 12 at Riverwalk Theater (3:00pm – 6:00pm). Here we will announce the winners in 11 additional award categories including business of the year, nonprofit of the year, and community impact awards. See the award finalists here.

Tickets include food from Riverwalk Theater (brisket sandwiches, tacos, and veggie quesadillas), complimentary beer or wine tickets and snacks for the show. Get your tickets today at https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/event/20th-annual-success-awards/

The 20th Annual Success Awards recognizes businesses and individuals who have excelled over the past year and acknowledges their hard work and dedication as the best in the Vail Valley. These businesses and individuals play a significant role in driving the Vail Valley’s business community and economic growth. Chairman’s Award and Member of the Year are selected by VVP staff and board. The rest of the awards are voted on and selected by the previous year’s award winners.