The Columbia Daily Tribune Hero Awards were created in 2002 to honor the outstanding volunteers who give their
time and talents to make life better in the mid-Missouri community.
Forty-one nominees were honored at the 16th Annual Hero Award ceremony. One award recipient in each category
was presented with a Hero Award, plus a $400 donation was made to a nonprofit organization they serve by the event sponsors.
See the Nominees and Award Recipients listed below. Thank you to the nominators and to everyone who helped
celebrate our worthy volunteers!
2017 Tribune News Story
2017 Hero Award Nominees