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September 24, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-441-7831
Randy Bretz, Leadership Lincoln,

Nominations Now Accepted for Third Annual Luminary Award

Mayor Chris Beutler is seeking nominations for the third annual Lincoln Luminary Award, which is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on the community and demonstrated Lincoln's values. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, and the Luminary Award will be presented at the Winter Lights celebration Friday, December 7 at Tower Square at 13th and "P" streets.

Leadership Lincoln will again facilitate the annual award process. More information and a nomination form are available at or by calling 402-441-4661.

Mayor Beutler created the award to recognize a person who displays consistent and intentional action; who inspires others; who goes above and beyond in making an impact on the community; and who demonstrates the values of Lincoln. The specific values are listed in the displays on the trail bridge north of Pinnacle Bank Arena. They include caring, equality, mentoring and service.

The 2017 award was presented to Dennis and Nancy Carlson, and the 2016 award was presented to Randy Hawthorne. Lincoln glass artists Carrie Strope is again creating the award itself, a glass piece modeled after the colors in Ascent, the glass tower by June Kaneko in tower Square.

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