Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 James R. Stevens Service to Garner Award through June 15.
Anyone who has made substantial, outstanding contributions to the Town of Garner over a period of years is eligible for the award, which is now in its 27th year. Emphasis should be placed on service rendered over an extended period of time rather than just what has been done in the preceding 12 months. Preference will be given to nominees with 20 or more years of service, in keeping with James Stevens’ tradition of service spanning decades.
Non-residents of Garner are eligible if the award committee deems that they meet the necessary criteria. The award also can be granted posthumously.
Three finalists will be selected by July 15 by a panel of judges that includes town officials, a Garner Chamber of Commerce representative, a Stevens family member or descendant and other members of the community. The finalists will be contacted and invited to attend the award ceremony, which will be held at the Aug. 19 town council meeting.
The recipient will receive an engraved plaque, and an engraved plate bearing his or her name will be added to the plaque honoring previous winners that currently is displayed at Town Hall.
Nomination forms are available at the Garner Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce, the Wake County Southeast Regional Library and the Garner Performing Arts Center, as well as online at garnerchamber.com.