MIKE MOORE; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - September 26, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1269-E1270]
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                               MIKE MOORE


                           HON. ED PERLMUTTER

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  Mr. PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and applaud 
Mike Moore for receiving the West Chamber's 2017 Jefferson County Hall 
of Fame Award.
  The Hall of Fame Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have 
significant, long-lasting impacts through their leadership and 
contributions to Jefferson County's economy, community and legacy.
  As a Colorado native, Mike has faithfully served the Jefferson County 
community his entire life. After serving in the Peace Corps, Mike 
returned to Denver in 1966 to become the Executive Director of Denver 
Opportunity at the War on Poverty Community Action Agency. Mike later 
co-founded the Jefferson County Open Living School in Evergreen open to 
anyone within the county who wished to attend. Turning his attention to 
the environment, in 1972 Mike was a founding member of Plan Jeffco, 
which advocated for the creation of the Jefferson County Open Space 
(JCOS) program. The following year Mike was appointed a founding member 
of the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee overseeing the 
JCOS program, which has since helped

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preserve the natural and cultural resources of over 50,000 acres of 
land. Mike also helped found the Evergreen Center for the Arts in 1976, 
establishing an outlet for local artists to pursue their creative 
endeavors. In 1988, Mike helped found Culture Jeffco and promoted the 
formation of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. A year 
later he was appointed as the founding chairman of the Jefferson County 
Cultural Council, the governing board of the Scientific and Cultural 
Facilities District that was responsible for distributing the county's 
annual share of Tier III funds for art, music, theater, dance, zoology, 
botany, natural history, or cultural history.
  Mike's civic achievements include recognition from the Jefferson 
County League of Women Voters as well as the Rex Morgan Citizen 
Volunteer Award. In his five decades in the Jefferson County area, Mike 
has worked tirelessly to improve the City of Evergreen and Jefferson 
County through public service.
  I extend my deepest congratulations to Mike Moore for this well-
deserved recognition by the West Chamber of Jefferson County.