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Carson looking for nominees to its ‘Leaves’ volunteer recognition program

Six categories open

OW Staff Writer | 7/4/2013, midnight

The city of Carson is now accepting nominations for its “Leaves of Carson” awards program created to recognize individuals or organizations for their outstanding volunteer efforts in the city.

An awardee will be selected in six different categories, namely Public Safety, Nonprofit, Education, Business, Public Sector and Carson Resident. A seventh, posthumous category may be added at the discretion of the City Council.

“Leaves of Carson” honorees will be recognized in an awards program in October. Their names will be engraved on a leaf and added to the “tree of life,” which will be displayed at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center in Carson. This year’s awards program is scheduled for October, and carries the theme “Moving Forward Together.”

Nominations are open to individuals who live or work in Carson, or organizations based in the city.

A panel of judges composed of city commission chairpersons and former award recipients will select the awardees based on the nominees’ qualifications and the nominating party’s responses to questions related to the nominee’s type of volunteer work, contributions to the community, and his or her involvement in helping to bring a positive image to the community.

Nomination forms and the accompanying questionnaire are available at the Carson Public Information Office in Carson City Hall. The nomination requirements must be submitted by July 24 to be considered for the award.

The “Leaves of Carson” is a project of the Public Relations Commission. For more information, please call the Public Information Office at (310) 952-1740.