Mrs. Ann Heiman has devoted her lifetime to children and youth. Her knowledge and understanding of the strengths and limitations of community organizations and agencies is impressive. She exemplifies the title of “risk-taker” because she is an advocate with a cause. Her reason, passion and dedication are outstanding. Though she was plagued with cancer, she fought the battle and is a 47-year cancer survivor who never stopped her works of service.
She has been a part of many organizations. Most of her life, she resided in Greeley, Colorado, and many people have benefited from her abilities. She was a founding member of the original Eastside Health Center, served on the organization task force for Transitional House and was a founding Board member of the Weld Food Bank who now distributes 37 tons of food weekly to those in need. She was also one of the First Board members of A Woman’s Place.
Mrs. Heiman has been or is currently volunteering in several organizations. She is a member of We Can, Greeley Center for Independence Board, Chair of the City of Greeley Human Relations Commission, a member of the City of Greeley Youth Task Force and School District Six Board of Education. Other places she has volunteered are Weld County Headstart, Eastside Health Center, Colorado Childcare Coalition, Weld County Alternative Placement Commission, Parental Responsibility Committee, Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention of Weld County, A Woman’s Place Board, Teen Parent Program, Transition House of Greeley, Weld Food Bank and the March of Dimes. She also served as a Girl Scout troop leader for 15 years and was president of the Mountain Prairie Girl Scout Council.
Mrs. Heiman does not work for recognition, but her strong sense of community and dedication has resulted in many awards. She was Greeley Citizen of the Year by the Greeley Board of Realtors 1992-1993, received Colorado Association of Education of Young Children Award for distinguished service to the children of Colorado in 1989, received certificates from the Children’s Resource Network from 1981 to 1987, and she was recognized by Greeley Area Exchange Management Council, University of Northern Colorado Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the University of Northern Colorado Department of Psychology for her outstanding service to the educational committee.