Mayor Suthers presented the Spirit of the Springs Lifetime Achievement Award to George Fellows. He served as the City Manager for a record 19 years from 1966-85. He has earned numerous awards over the years including The Carolyn Keane Memorial Award, for his advocacy for the disabled community. He has volunteered with many organizations over the years, giving back to our community for decades.
Video Tribute to George Fellows
Mayor Suthers' Comments
Spirit of the Springs awards program was created to celebrate the positive achievements in our great community – Lifetime Achievement Category.
It is now my pleasure to honor one of most dedicated public servants in Colorado Springs: George Fellows
We are honored to recognize his contributions to our city as a leader, a volunteer, and a man who obviously cares deeply about Colorado Springs
He served as the City Manager for a record 19 years(1966-85)
In many of his speeches from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, he addressed issues like the city’s rapid growth, the need for infillDevelopment of vacant land within previously built areas. These areas are already served by public infrastructures, such as transportation and utilities. Parks and open space are also considered infill, since they are permanent uses for vacant parcels. and revitalization and finding ways to make the budget stretch as far as possible
He has earned numerous awards over the years:
- Outstanding Administrator
- Good Citizenship Award
- The Carolyn Keane Memorial Award, for his advocacy for the disabled community
He has volunteered with many organizations over the years, giving back to our community for decades
We are glad that George and his family are here with us today.
I would now like to invite you to watch a video that takes a closer look at his work and his tremendous, lasting impact on our great city
(Video plays on screen)
Thank you for your inspiration, passion and commitment
You have given your time, talent and performed superior community service
It is my great honor to present the Spirit of the Springs LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award to George Fellows.