Golden Landmarks Association Announces 2016 Living Landmark Honorees


GOLDEN, CO, March 28, 2016 – Golden Landmarks Association (GLA) is proud to announce the Living Landmark honorees for 2016.  Golden Landmarks ( has selected two individuals and one organization as honorees who exemplify dedication to improving the community.

GLA will host its fifteenth Living Landmarks Dinner this year. The event recognizes individuals or organizations whose actions and hard work have had a positive impact on Golden and the greater community.  This year GLA is honored to recognize one of its own board members, Jerry Hodgden, along with Ed Dorsey and The Golden Transcript as the 2016 honorees.

Mr. Hodgden served on the Golden Parks and Recreation Board for 21 years where he was a leader in the planning, growth and development of the City of Golden’s award winning parks, recreational facilities and open space. Twelve years ago, Mr. Hodgden joined the board of Golden Landmarks Association (GLA) to help establish the East Street Historic District and has remained on GLA’s board helping to preserve the history and historic elements and structures of Golden.

Mr. Dorsey came to Golden 21 years ago and became an active volunteer.  He is a long time member of the Golden Lions Club and Past President, and has been on the boards of Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden Pioneer Museum, Buffalo Bill Days, and Golden Visitors Center.  Mr. Dorsey has received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence and has also served on the City of Golden’s Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA), Citizens Budget Advisory Committee and currently chairs the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

Now in its 150th year of publication, the Golden Transcript is the second oldest newspaper in the State of Colorado. Such longevity speaks to the strength of the local community of Golden, as well as the area’s continuing historic importance. Originally founded by the indomitable George West, over the years the paper changed names and ownership, and yet, has never missed an edition.

Honorees will be recognized on Friday, May 20, 2016, in the Canyon Room at Mount Vernon Country Club in Golden, Colorado.

For more information about Golden Landmarks Association or to purchase tickets to the Living Landmarks Dinner, please contact us at or 303.279.1236.

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About Golden Landmarks Association
As the second oldest non-profit historic preservation organization in Colorado, and a qualified 501c3 non-profit, GLA is dedicated to preserving Golden’s history and historic places and educating residents and visitors alike about the Golden area.  Our efforts in preserving the rich history of Golden have helped achieve the restoration and preservation of landmarks including The Astor House Museum, Burgess House and buildings within Golden’s Clear Creek History Park.  Our current projects include the restoration of the Brickyard House, the Ronzio Photographic Collection and the Pete Morrison Collection.

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Colorado Gives Day – Golden Landmarks Association

Golden Landmarks Association is a proud participant in the 2015 Colorado Gives Day.   A large portion of our operating budget is funded directly by our members and generous donors.

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Our preservation mission includes preservation of artifacts, historic photos, buildings and other items of historic significance. Through your donations, we are able to provide educational outreach to Golden, Jefferson County, the Denver Metro area and greater Colorado.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

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