President Susan Holmes and Executive Director Brad Bauer (far left) stand alongside other award recipients during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on Feb. 12. Photo courtesy Capturyd Studios.

On February 12, the Sheridan Community Land Trust was honored to be named this year’s Key Service Award recipient at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet. SCLT was first nominated and then chosen from four other nonprofit organizations operating in our community by a vote of active Chamber members.

Here is a thank you to the community from President Susan Holmes:

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

It’s a famous quote I thought of as I stood in front of a packed room applauding as the Sheridan Community Land Trust was announced the recipient of this year’s Key Service Award by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

We were humbled to be nominated and quite thrilled to be the recipient. There are so many terrific nonprofits that do fantastic work in Sheridan County. Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters, Holy Name Catholic School, Rooted in Wyoming Youth Gardening Collaboration and Tongue River Valley Community Center are all equally deserving of the honor.

As I listened to what was said of all 30 award nominees one word came to mind: inspiring. It was so inspiring to hear the stories about all the kind, caring work so many helpful businesses, organizations, and the people who work for them and with them, are doing in our community.

I know without years of hard work and passion by so many volunteers, supporters, board members and staff, Sheridan Community Land Trust would not have been able to accomplish all the work it has. That’s why I got involved. It’s a huge value to me to ensure that mission continues so that Sheridan County continues to be the best place anyone can live.

To all of you who give your time, talent and treasure to make Sheridan County an even better place to live, work, play and grow – thank you. You are the giants, and our community can see further because of you.