2023 Legislator of the Year

In celebration of the tireless efforts our advocates make to alleviate poverty for Colorado’s women and families, 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 Representative Michaelson Jenet as the JLD’s 2023 Legislator of the Year.

Representative Michaelson Jenet represents House District 32. She was elected to the Colorado State Legislature in 2017 and currently serves as Chair of the Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services, the Education Committee, and the Legislative Audit Committee. Throughout her tenure as a legislator, her primary focus has been sponsoring/introducing legislation for youth (particularly foster care), mental health and healthcare access.

During the 2022 and 2023 legislative sessions, she was the prime sponsor of two bills the JLD supported: SB23-082 Colorado Fostering Success Voucher Program and SB22-087 Healthy Meals For All Public Schools.

The Junior League of Denver would like to congratulate and thank Representative Michaelson Jenet for her tireless efforts over the years related to alleviating poverty for women and families in Denver.