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The Town of Boone 1872 Award recognizes citizens and organizations for substantial contributions to the Town of Boone.
To provide an annual opportunity to recognize living individuals and active organizations for their substantial contributions to the Town of Boone
Any individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the Town of Boone may be nominated. Town of Boone residence is not required. Town of Boone staff and elected officials are not eligible. Posthumous nominations will not be considered. Anyone may make a nomination. Once submitted, nominations will stay on file for three years.
The Town of Boone 1872 Award honors both innovation, preservation, service, and tradition, recognizing citizens and organizations for outstanding contributions to the Town of Boone. The award will not be issued in recognition of ideological, political or religious beliefs.
The following list provides some examples of rationale for nominations:
The deadline for nominations is April 30th, 2023.
Nominations will be reviewed by the Cultural Resources Advisory Board and final recommendations will be provided to the Town Council for final approval. Up to three awards may be presented each calendar year, including up to two individuals and one organization. Once selected, award recipients will be contacted for their consent.
Awards will be presented by the Mayor or a member of Town Council at a significant Town of Boone public event such as Boonerang Music & Arts Festival, the July 4th Celebration, or Festive First Friday. The award will be some kind of unique, handmade object.
Please be sure to explain, in detail, the reason you think this individual or organization should be recognized for his/her/their substantial contributions to the Town of Boone. You might consider the examples for rationale listed above and/or include other reasons for your nomination.
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