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Avon, Colo., Jan. 3, 2016 — At the heart of any flourishing community are the people who quietly and steadfastly give of themselves to help improve the quality of life for those around them. When it comes to taking part in the work of all the respected institutions of the Vail Valley, with the goal of creating a better life for everyone who lives and visits here, there are perhaps no more commendable examples of excellence in citizenry than Mary Sue and Mike Shannon.
To mark more than 40 years of achievements in philanthropy and community building, the Vail Valley Foundation today proudly announced that Mary Sue and Mike Shannon are the recipients of the prestigious 2016 Vail Valley Citizens of the Year Award.
The award will be presented at the 18th Annual Black Diamond Ball on Feb. 18, 2017 at the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek.