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October 29, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-441-7831
Randy Bretz, Leadership Lincoln,

Nomination Deadline Extended for Luminary Award

The deadline to submit a nomination for the third annual Lincoln Luminary Award has been extended to Friday, November 9. The award is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on the community and demonstrated Lincoln's values. 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 Chris 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 Jun Kaneko in Tower Square.

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