The Town of Boone has opened up the nomination process for its inaugural 1872 Award
Inspired by the Boone 150 celebration, the award was proposed by Council Member Dalton George as a way to recognize people and organizations who have made significant contributions to the town in a way that differs from a proclamation.
Working with the Cultural Resources Advisory Board, an application process was created and the deadline for the award is April 30, 2023. The award is an annual opportunity to acknowledge living individuals and active organizations who have had a substantial impact on the town. Eligible nominees can be any individual or organization that has contributed to the town in a meaningful way. The Cultural Resources Advisory Board will review nominations and make final recommendations to the Town Council for approval. The Mayor or a member of the Town Council will present the awards at a significant public event such as the Boonerang Music & Arts Festival, the July 4th Celebration, or Festive First Friday. Up to three awards may be presented each calendar year, including up to two individuals and one organization. For more information on eligibility and how to nominate, visit the Town of Boone's website or contact Mark Freed, Director of Cultural Resources.