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Deadline for Citizenship Award nominations is Sept. 30

The city of Banks is accepting nominations for the 2022 Banks Citizenship Award with a deadline of September 30.

The city’s announcement that nominations are being accepted says citizens and residents of Banks and the surrounding area who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible:

Exemplifies a life dedicated to the Banks’ way of hard work, self-improvement, and community service.

Embodies the spirit of philanthropy while showing a remarkable commitment in both their personal and professional lives to improving the City of Banks.

Preserves, celebrates and promotes the richness of history, tradition, and values of our great City, while working to create a better world for all of us in the future by the work they do today.

Shares gifts with the community to boost recognition of the City of Banks.

City staff, elected city officials, and past award recipients are not eligible for nomination. 

More information, submission instructions, and an application form can be found on the city of Banks website.

The winning nominee will be notified by phone after October 31, and recognized during the November 8 Banks City Council meeting. 

Past Banks Citizenship Award Recipients

2012 – Jim Hough

2013 – Kathie Jackson & Jim Lucas

2014 – Raymond Deeth

2015 – Mark Ward

2016 – Marion Steinbach

2017 – Mel & Becky Clark

2018 – Shirley Javorsky

2019 – David Duyck

2020 – Leslee Sipp

2021 – Josh & Melissa Merritt.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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