Nominate community heroes for Clallam County award

Who do you know who has made Clallam County communities better places to live through selfless service?

Now is the time to nominate your local hero.

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Noon Club and the Peninsula Daily News invite nominations for the 2017 Clallam County Community Service Award.

Nominations must be made using the accompanying coupon and must be submitted to the PDN by 5 p.m. Friday, March 3.

A panel of judges will review the nominations and select one to seven people to receive a Community Service Award at an evening reception in Port Angeles on April 27.

The award recognizes the dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments of local people who do extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community or the environment.

38th year

This is the 38th year for the award, begun by the PDN and now co-sponsored by the Soroptimist noon club.

Past recipients of the Community Service Award have organized community efforts to clean up waterways, served as literacy tutors, raised money for the disabled, protected animals, organized food programs for the hungry, aided crime victims and their families, founded a cancer survivor support group, built a playground for special-needs children and were instrumental in the creation of teen activity centers.

“Each year, the award recipients are recognized for their positive impact on this wonderful community they call home,” said Terry Ward, PDN publisher. “Our hope for these awards is to draw attention to their contributions in making Clallam County better and in the process, hopefully, inspire a new generation of community volunteers.”

How to nominate

A letter describing the merits and accomplishments of the person being nominated must be included with the coupon.

The nomination should include supporting documents, such as copies (not originals) of other awards, newspaper articles or letters of support.

Anyone who lives in Clallam County can be nominated. Recipients of the Community Service Award in the past are not eligible for a 2017 award.

But those previously nominated but not selected for a Community Service Award are eligible for renomination.

If you have any questions about the program, please phone Ward at his direct number, 360-417-3500 (if he’s not in, leave a voice mail).

Or email Ward at tward@peninsuladaily news.com.

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