Do you know a tireless volunteer? An unsung hero? Someone who goes the extra mile for our town?
Perhaps you know someone here in Dedham who creatively promotes the arts, or who encourages recycling and sustainability, or who manages a program to help the less fortunate?
There is now a new way to recognize these selfless citizens, whether they be young or old, alone or part of a team.
The Town of Dedham Public Service Recognition Award will be presented at the annual Town Meeting to a citizen or citizens of Dedham who by his/her actions best exemplifies the spirit of public service through their sharing of time, talent, and energy for the betterment of our Community.
"There are far too many unsung heroes in our community," Chairman Brian Keaney said. "Our goal is to sing some of their praises and give them the recognition they deserve for the good works they do day in and day out."
The Dedham Public Service Recognition Award was created at the May, 2012 Town Meeting.
This committee is comprised of 7 members, appointed by the Town Moderator, representing Dedham's seven voting districts: Marie Louise Kehoe, Sunshine Millea, Brian Keaney, Chair, Susan Fay, Susan Webster, Secretary, Andrew Sullivan, and Cheryl Schoenfeld, Vice-chair.
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Dedham Public Service Recognition Committee will be accepting nominations for this first annual Dedham Public Service Recognition Award. Nomination forms will be distributed throughout town and will also be available on the Town website.
Questions may be directed to Ms. Susan Webster at the Town Hall at 781-751-9242.