STRATTON - Michael Cobb received the 2014 Emo Henrich Award presented by the Stratton Found and Stratton Resort on Saturday, March 22.

The Henrich Awards have been held at Stratton since 1988, with the first original award presented to Emo Henrich, Stratton's longtime ski school director and founder of the Stratton Mountain Boys. The annual Henrich Award is presented by the Stratton Foundation to an individual who, in the tradition of Emo, made significant contributions to the quality of life and a lasting impact on Stratton.

Cobb has worked in the mountain resort business for over 40 years, guiding Stratton's steady growth as Marketing Director since 1996. Over the past years, Cobb's accomplishments include cultivating greater customer loyalty, creating the private Stratton Mountain Club, engineering the URSA Project to celebrate the rich heritage of the community, and ensuring Stratton's premier position in New England.

Cobb is the creator of Refuse to Use program working with regional middle and high schools to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs through education and the reward and motivation of winter sports. He is also the originator of the 24 Hours of Stratton, raising $475k for the Stratton Foundation and the community kids in just two years.

Currently, Cobb sits on the board of the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce, where he was instrumental in creating the Visitor's Center in Manchester. He is a Founding Director and Vice President of the Stratton Foundation, and a selectman in his town of Peru where he and his wife of 24 years, Margaret, have raised three children, Stirling, Austin, and Alexandria.

Visit the Stratton Foundation website for more history about Michael and Stratton Mountain at strattonfoundation.org or call (802) 297-2096.