2012 Hall of Fame Honorees

34th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony—October 18, 2012

At this annual event, the Jefferson Co. Historical Commission announces the winners of its History Writers’ Awards, introduces the annual Hall of Fame honorees, celebrates this year’s designated Historic Landmarks, and distributes the annual issue of Historically Jeffco magazine. View 2012 invitation.

Each year, the Commission honors one living and one deceased person who have contributed significantly to the history or historical record of Jefferson County. Please
see Hall of Fame for more information or to download nomination forms. See complete list of persons designated by year; also available as an alphabetical list.


John Bandimere, center, with family at the Hall of Fame event in October. Photo courtesy Matt Lewis.

John Bandimere, center, with family at the Hall of Fame event in October. Photo courtesy Matt Lewis.

John C. Bandimere, Jr.
Businessman, Community Leader

A native of Denver, John Bandimere has been actively involved in sports throughout his life. In 1970, he began managing the family operation, Bandimere Speedway, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary at its location near Morrison. The speedway annually hosts the largest motorsports events in Colorado.
Read more about John Bandimere.

John C. Bandimere, Jr., was elected to the Jefferson County Hall of Fame in October 2012. 

The family of Viona Mae Hader gathered to accept the Hall of Fame plaque. Photo courtesy Matt Lewis.

The family of Viona Mae Hader gathered to accept the Hall of Fame plaque. Photo courtesy Matt Lewis.

Viona “Vi” Mae Hader
Community Leader, Activist, Historian

Vi Hader served more than 25 years on the Historical Commission, in addition to a variety of other organizations and efforts in her long residence in Jefferson County. She is remembered for her active roles in founding the Foothills Art Center, Table Mountain (now Foothills) Animal Shelter, and Golden Landmarks Association. Read more about Vi Hader.

Viona Mae Hader was elected to the Jefferson County Hall of Fame in October 2012.

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