Colo. Tire Dealer Earns Leadership Award - Tire Review Magazine

Colo. Tire Dealer Earns Leadership Award

Ronald Lautzenheiser, owner of two Big O Tires centers in Fort Collins, Colo., as well as two Grease Monkey locations, one in Fort Collins and one in Windsor, is the recipient of the Annual Lamplighter Award, which “recognizes a community member who exemplifies the spirit of collaboration with a view toward bringing people together for the common good.”

The award will be presented to Lautzenheiser Feb. 11 at the 8th annual Simply Red event to benefit Team Fort Collins, a community coalition that promotes a healthy lifestyle through education and awareness preventing the abuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among youth, their families and our community.

Currently, Lautzenheiser is on the board of directors for the North Fort Collins Business Association, Citizens Advisory Group – North Fort Collins Urban Renewal District, Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado and is a founding member of the South Fort Collins Business Association. He also serves as a deacon at the Redeemer Lutheran Church and is involved with the Downtown Fort Collins Sertoma Club.

“I am humbled and honored that Team Fort Collins has chosen to recognize me for my community involvement over the last few years, particularly when we live in a community that has so many outstanding citizens,” Lautzenheiser said. “In reality, it is I that is genuinely privileged to be allowed to work with so many selfless and talented people dedicated to making our community a better place to live.”

According to the organization, Lautzenheiser was chosen by the committee because of his extensive dedication to the business, family and youth communities. Since 2001, he has been heavily involved with the North Fort Collins Business Association, which helped launched a successful effort to redevelop the north side of the city.

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