Columbia Accepting Nominations for Lang Volunteer Award

4 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Monday, December 16 2013 Dec 16, 2013 Monday, December 16, 2013 2:12:00 PM CST December 16, 2013 in News
By: Nichole Cartmell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2014 Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. 

The award program recognizes a community member's contribution to the city government. The award recipient will be selected based on impact, initiative, and length of service. Nominees should have filled a volunteer role that benefits a board, a commission or task force member, elected official or volunteer with any of Columbia's city departments.

The award program is organized by the City of Columbia and the New Century Fund. It was made possible by Leo Hill, who worked with Howard Lang when he served as the mayor of Columbia. Hill served as city manager from 1952 through 1958. Hill wanted to honor Lang for his service to the city as mayor through this award.

Nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 10. The award recipient will be presented with a plaque and a $1,000 check made to the individual or the organization of the donor's choice.

Nomination forms can be found here.

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