Isabel Zumel wins Community Hero Award

Zumel supports Jackson residents who face financial and cultural challenges. She is often behind the scenes helping people get credit, a bank account and educational opportunities through her work with One22.
Isabel Zumel (left) wins KHOL's inaugural Community Hero Award and celebrates with finalists Chase Lockhart and Susan Jones.

by | Jun 21, 2023 | People

Twenty-one locals were nominated by their peers for their contributions to our community as part of KHOL’s Community Hero Award. The station’s advisory board picked one winner: Isabel Zumel.

Nominated by Alyson Spery and Jordan Rich, Zumel was recognized “as the mastermind behind so many of the programs for youth, women and underserved communities that we know and love in Teton County.”

Zumel wears many hats in Jackson. She helps families with interpretation and immigration assistance. And she’s the director of education and outreach at the local non-profit One22, where she runs the Youth and Activity Scholarship Program to help kids get into summer camps, outdoor activities and internships.

Read more about Zumel.


About KHOL’s inaugural Community Hero Awards

Twenty-one people were nominated for these awards, some multiple times over by their peers. KHOL’s Community Advisory Board, of 15 locals representing a wide sector of our community, reviewed each nomination and managed the challenging task of selecting three finalists and one winner.

The collective contributions of the nominees were significant, and included a variety of jobs and experiences such as starting and running impactful non-profits, solving housing issues, advocating for the underserved, running local businesses in Jackson, advocating for critical medical care, teaching skills to others, creating more diversity and inclusion, telling important local stories, jumping out of helicopters, and more. According to KHOL’s Community Advisory Board, they all also have had a long-term presence in Jackson and embody local spirit. 

Susan Jones, Chase Lockhart and Isabel Zumel were the three finalists.



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