1998 – Nick Nickel

The inaugural winner of the Community Spirit Award, Nick Nickel, was honored for his participation in a wide variety of volunteer activities. Since moving to Cheyenne in 1975, Mr. Nickel has dedicated his time and efforts to causes as diverse as the Future Farmers of America, the DePaul Hospital Foundation Board, Meals on Wheels and Laramie County economic development groups. His efforts on behalf of Cheyenne schools resulted in a $25,000 grant for one school. In addition, his auto sales company provided Ford vehicles for use at Frontier Days for 24 years. In addition, the former owner of Fassett-Nickel Ford has served as a member of the St. Mary’s Foundation Board and on the math advisory council for McCormick Junior High School.