Our Region, Rising
Great places don’t just happen.
They’re built through the commitment of passionate residents and vibrant partnerships. The Denver region is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best places to live. And that’s not by chance. Behind the scenes, and for more than 60 years, local leaders have been collaborating as the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to make the region a great place to live, work and play.
The region's plan for the future focuses on growth, development, transportation and changing demographics with a singular goal: to make life better. Achieving our shared vision depends on individual and cooperative efforts, particularly collaboration between the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Every year, DRCOG recognizes excellence, innovation, collaboration and leadership in creating more livable communities. Our annual Awards Celebration honors those who make life better for the area’s residents. The event attracts elected officials and staff from the region's jurisdictions, state officials and legislators, and community partners including business and nonprofit organizations.
The awards celebration is held each year in the spring.