Leadership Blount looks to honor community leaders

Leadership Blount is calling for nominations for the 2011 Community Leadership Award. Nominations must be postmarked by Feb. 28 to be considered for this year’s award.

In its twelfth year, the Community Leadership Award recognizes sustained leadership in a variety of community positions. Nominees are judged on the following criteria:

Demonstrating a sustained commitment to leadership in Blount County

Exercising leadership in a variety of community positions

Helping to develop future community leaders

Using leadership positions to promote the development of Blount County

Participation in Leadership Blount is not a requirement for nomination. Nomination forms are available at the Leadership Blount website www.leadershipblount.com. Letters of nominations may be submitted to Leadership Blount at 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804 or faxed to 865-984-6968. The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 28.

The recipient will be announced to local media by March 15 and honored at a community breakfast to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church. Reservations will be taken at a later date.

Past Community Leadership Award honorees include: the late Harwell Proffitt, Tutt Bradford, Dean Stone, Sue Wyatt, Geraldine Upton, Joe Ingram, Gary Hensley, Joy Bishop, the late Fred Forster, Joe Dawson, and Rick Shepard.

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