The Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee would like to announce the opening of nominations for Concord’s 2018 Honored Citizen.
For over fifty years, the town has annually awarded a Concord resident(s) as Honored Citizen for contributing substantial volunteer services to the community. During the year of honor, the citizen(s) is asked to join the Patriots Day Parade and participate in the town’s celebrations and ceremonies.
*Due to renovation projects scheduled at the Town House in March, the Honored Citizen ceremony will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:30 in the Harvey Wheeler Center *
All are welcome to attend the ceremony, where the selectee(s) for 2018 is formally recognized and given a personalized gift. Local and state officials present citations to the honored citizen and refreshments will also be served. In addition, the individual’s name is engraved on the Honored Citizen plaque, located in the Town House.
The Committee relies heavily upon the information supplied by Concord residents in the nomination forms. A simple statement of nomination is of little value. Nominations may be made for either an individual, or a couple. A complete biography should be supplied with reasons why the nominee(s) should be selected. Please include career and community service information. The emphasis will be placed on volunteer service, and the biography should explain this in considerable detail. Selections are made based upon the quality, rather than the quantity of nominations that are received. Petitions are not acceptable.
Nominations will be open until February 15, 2018 and should be addressed to:
Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee
Town House – 22 Monument Square, P.O. Box 535, Concord, MA 01742.
You may also submit your nomination electronically to email@example.com
Nomination forms are available at the Town House or online at www.concordma.gov
Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee Honored Citizen 2018 Nomination Form
Eligibility: “The Honored Citizen(s) shall be a resident(s) of the Town of Concord, who is not a current elected official. Selection shall be based upon the significant volunteer service to the Town and/or fellow citizens, which is above and beyond any remuneration (employment or profession may not be considered). Volunteer service shall have been given over an extended period of time, and evaluated upon depth of commitment, position(s) held, and amount of time given.”
Name of person(s) you are nominating: ___________________________________
Address and telephone number of nominee (if known): _______________________
Your name (Nominator): ______________________________________________
Your address and telephone number: _____________________________________
Have you nominated this person in the past?: ______________________________
Please attach a signed letter highlighting why your nominee(s) should be recognized as Concord’s 2018 Honored Citizen.
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