2017 Legislator of the Year

In celebration of the tireless efforts our advocates make for Colorado’s women and children, our Public Policy Council awards an individual whose dedication to public service and outstanding commitment renders paramount. This award is a token of gratitude and recognition of the hard work and support the legislative community has in the advancement of the League’s mission.

The Junior League of Denver Public Policy Council is proud to honor Senator Beth Martinez Humenik (R-Thornton) as the 2017 Legislator of the Year.  Sen. Martinez Humenik is in her first term representing the citizens of Senate District 24, including Adams County. During her time in the Legislature, Sen. Martinez Humenik has been a champion for children, sponsoring several bills to promote educational opportunities and quality early childhood education.  She previously  chaired the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission and was instrumental in passing House Bill 17-1106 which continues the state’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission. This past February, Sen. Martinez  Humenik hosted the Public Policy Council for a Legislative Breakfast, at which members met with Senators and Representatives to discuss the League’s policy priorities.

“It was an honor and a privilege to partner with Senator Martinez Humenik this legislative season on a number of issues that directly impact Colorado’s children and the education they receive,” says Jenn Stickel, Vice President of the Public Policy Council. “As a council, we are proud to honor her especially knowing that her passion for Colorado’s children makes her a fierce advocate and voice for the League’s mission in the Senate.”

The Junior League of Denver would like to congratulate and thank Senator Martinez Humenik for being our fearless champion for Colorado’s women and children and for being a friend of the League.