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Eagle County Citizen of Year nominations sought

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Valley Foundation is soliciting nominations for candidates for the organization’s annual Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award.

The nomination criteria for the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award include four qualifications:

– The individual or individuals must have contributed their time and effort to support and enhance the community programs of the Vail Valley.

– They must have demonstrated leadership, goodwill, passion and a tremendous desire to improve the community.

– They must have significantly contributed to the heritage of the Vail Valley and its future.

– They must have been a resident of Eagle County for at least four years.

The award is actually a combination of two awards, the Vail Citizen of the Year, which was created in 1981 and presented by Dr. Herbert Wertheim and the Vail Public Library, and the Vail Valley Foundation’s Hornblower Award, which was created in 1992.

The two awards were combined in 1996 to annually honor individuals that have truly made a difference in the community through their leadership and good will. Since the two awards were joined, the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year nominations and voting has been done by a committee comprised of Vail Valley Foundation board members.

Nominations for the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award must come from full-time residents of Eagle County and may be submitted via fax or e-mail to the Vail Valley Foundation at 970-949-9265 or info@vvf.org. All nominations must be received by Sept. 15.

Nominations must include the name and address of the person nominating, the name and address of the nominee, no less than one paragraph and no more than one page describing why the nominee should be selected as Citizen of the Year and why the nominee stands above others in the community in their service and leadership.

Nominations should also include efforts that the nominee has led or key roles played within the valley that benefits the entire community.

Following the close of the nomination process, the Vail Valley Foundation selection committee will make their decision with the winner announced by the end of October. The award will be presented on Dec. 5 at the Black Diamond Ball during the annual Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week festivities.

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