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Posted on: February 21, 2019

RELEASE: 19-017 - City begins Mayor’s Award for Volunteer Service - The Gold Leaf Award

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CITY OF LEBANON COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

POINT OF CONTACT: Derek Gean

RELEASE: 19-017

VOICE: 417.991.2310

EMAIL: dgean@lebanonmo.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City begins Mayor’s Award for Volunteer Service


The City of Lebanon will be instituting a new annual award to celebrate volunteerism in our community in April.

The Gold Leaf Award, the first-ever Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service, is scheduled to be presented by Mayor Jared Carr at the regular Lebanon City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. April 8. The meeting also happens to fall during National Volunteer Week.

Recipients of this award must be a resident of Lebanon, or the volunteer service must be performed in Lebanon. One adult and one youth will be honored.

"Volunteerism and community service are central tenants of what makes the City of Lebanon such a great community to live in," Carr said. "Numerous individuals are serving selflessly behind the scenes to better our City. They are not doing it for attention; they truly care about our community."

Following the presentation of the awards, a plaque will be hung in Lebanon City Hall listing the names of the 2019 recipients. Organizers plan to add two new names to the plaque each year going forward. The City's website will also host a page for the Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service that features each year's winners.

"Hopefully this will just be an additional way we can honor the best of Lebanon," Carr said.

Nominations are due by noon March 22 and can be submitted at www.lebanonmissouri.org by clicking on "Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service."

Paper copies of the nomination forms are also available at Lebanon City Hall. Nomination forms can be completed online, dropped off at Lebanon City Hall, emailed to dgean@lebanonmo.org or mailed to Lebanon City Hall, C/O Derek Gean, P.O. Box 111, Lebanon, MO 65536.

For more information, contact Gean at dgean@lebanonmo.org or 417.991.2310.

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