The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association recognizes individual excellence and service to the mortgage lending industry and the CMLA through its awards program.  Awards are typically presented at the annual convention, but may be presented in other venues when appropriate or necessary.

Only the Bacon, Still, and Nielsen Awards are presented annually. The rest of the awards listed below are presented only when deserving individuals are nominated by an association member and clearly meet the specified criteria.

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CMLA Award Nominations

Please use this form to nominate your peers for the Annual CMLA Awards.

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AWARD 1 - CA BUS BACON AWARD
Presented annually to the outgoing President of the Association and is awarded in grateful recognition of the efforts and commitment it takes to serve as President of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

AWARD 2 - DEBRA W. STILL AWARD
Presented annually to the outgoing Chair of the Board of Governors of the Association and is awarded in grateful recognition of the efforts and commitment it takes to serve as Chair of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

AWARD 3 - ROBERT G BOUCHER AWARD
Presented periodically to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the furthering of joint efforts between the public and private sectors in support of the free enterprise system and the preservation and improvement of the Mortgage Lending Industry.  Individuals from the public and private sectors as well as individuals from the mortgage lending industry are eligible to receive this award. 

AWARD 4 - CMLA AWARD FOR BOARD SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Presented periodically to outgoing members of the Board of Directors and is awarded in grateful recognition of the efforts and commitment it takes to serve on Board of Directors for the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

AWARD 5 - CMLA AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE
Presented periodically to an individual or individuals within a member firm for entrepreneurial excellence in creating, operating and growing a mortgage lending company or a company that serves the mortgage lending community with the highest regard for ethical operation and customer service.

AWARD 6 - CMLA AWARD FOR LEGISLATIVE OR REGULATORY EXCELLENCE
Presented periodically to an individual from the legislative or regulatory branches of the State, Local or Federal Government, who has demonstrated an understanding of mortgage lending issues and has worked towards improving the economic or regulatory environment in which our industry operates.

AWARD 7 - EMERGING YOUNG LEADER AWARD
Presented annually to an individual who has exemplified a significant commitment to CMLA through volunteerism, stewardship and positive interactions within our organization. They will preferably be under the age of 40, as we continue to focus on a new generation of mortgage professionals to carry our legacy forward.

AWARD 8 - AKSEL NIELSEN AWARD
Presented annually to an individual within a member firm who has demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment to the Association through committee work or service on the Board of Directors.

AWARD 9 - E. MICHAEL ROSSER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented periodically to an individual within a CMLA member firm, whose career exemplifies a lifetime of dedicated service and contribution to the mortgage industry, and who in doing so, has personified the highest principals, ethics and professional values of Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association.

AWARD 10 - EVERETT C. SPELMAN AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MORTGAGE LENDING INDUSTRY
Presented periodically to an individual within a member firm for extraordinary contributions to the mortgage lending industry, whose reputation of ethical and professional conduct with both the public and fellow lenders is exemplary, and whose record of service to the community and the mortgage lending industry is outstanding.

AWARD 11 - DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Presented periodically to an individual or company who has exemplified a significant commitment to increasing diversity within the industry.

AWARD 12 - CMLA SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Presented periodically to an individual within a member firm who has demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment to the Association through committee work that promotes the long-term sustainability of the Association.