This afternoon, Citizens Project will announce that Independent publisher John Weiss has been selected recipient of its sixth annual Divine Award.
Given to "an individual in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected and differences are respected," the Divine Award has previously gone to Mary Lou Makepeace, Rev. Jim White, Pam Jones and Juliet Draper, Lorne Kramer and Richard Skorman.
Citizens Project will bestow the honor — which also honors the legacy of the civic organization's founder, Amy Divine — at a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery. Though attendees can look forward to hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, the highlight of the evening undoubtedly will be the evening's "Top 10" presentation. According to Citizens Project development director/program manager Kristy Milligan, "10 individuals from various corners of John's life will present 10 reasons why John is divine."
Congrats, John, and let me be the first to nominate your Spider-Man button-down for that Top 10 list.