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Nominations Open for Cary's Hometown Spirit Award

Post Date:08/26/2019 9:27 AM
  • The Town of Cary is looking for the most community-minded of all to receive the Town’s Hometown Spirit Award, an annual award that recognizes a citizen who enhances the quality of life in Cary by preserving, promoting and carrying out positive and quantifiable small town community values and traits.
  • Cary citizens can submit nominations August 26-September 23, 2019 using an official nomination form available at www.townofcary.org/spirt.
  • Cary citizens ages 21 and older are eligible for the award.

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is looking for the most community-minded of all to receive the Town’s Hometown Spirit Award, an annual award that recognizes a citizen who enhances the quality of life in Cary by preserving, promoting and carrying out positive and quantifiable small town community values and traits. Cary citizens can submit nominations August 26-September 23, 2019 using an official nomination form available at www.townofcary.org/spirit. Forms can also be submitted to the Clerk’s office by email at taylor.herring@townofcary.org or by mail to Town Clerk’s Office, Town of Cary, P.O. Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512-8005.

“The Town Council decided long ago that no matter how large Cary’s population grew, the community should be called a town, not a city, to reinforce our small town heritage and values,” said Town Clerk Ginny Johnson. “This award is the perfect opportunity to recognize outstanding Cary citizens for the role they play in keeping Cary’s small-town charm thriving.”

Cary citizens ages 21 and older are eligible for the award. Nominees should demonstrate leadership and integrity and be respected by peers. In addition, nominees should exemplify at least one of the following criteria: helps out neighbors and fellow Cary residents; demonstrates hospitality; promotes and preserves traditional American past-times; shows a concern for preservation and works to preserve traditions and the small-town atmosphere in the community; promotes entrepreneurship through supporting locally owned business; promotes a sense of community in their neighborhood and all of Cary; demonstrates patriotism through promotion and preservation of the country's symbols and dedication to the U.S. military, past and present; and serves the community through business.

At the November 21, 2019 council meeting, the Town Council will recognize all nominees. 2018 award Guy Mendenhall will join Mayor Weinbrecht at that meeting to announce the 2019 award recipient.  

For more details, search “Hometown Spirit Award” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4011.

 

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Primary Contacts

Ginny Johnson, Town Clerk, (919) 469-4941
Brittany Strickland, Deputy Town Clerk, (919) 469-4508
Taylor Herring, Clerk Administrative Assistant (919) 469-4011
Jennifer Warner, Senior Marketing Manager, (919) 462-3960
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4240

Resources

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