It's not often that procrastinators get a second chance, but such is the case with community nominations for the 2009 Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award as the Vail Valley Foundation has extended the deadline for submission to this coming Friday, September 4.
Nominations must come from full time residents of Eagle County and may be submitted via fax or email to the Vail Valley Foundation at (970) 949-9265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination criteria for the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year Award include four qualifications. The individual or individuals must have contributed their time and effort to support and enhance the community programs of the Vail Valley. They must have demonstrated leadership, good will, passion and a tremendous desire to improve the community. They must have significantly contributed to the heritage of the Vail Valley and its future. And finally, they must have been a resident of Eagle County for at least four years.
Nominations must include the name and address of the person nominating, the name and address of the nominee, no less than one paragraph and no more than one page describing why the nominee should be selected as Citizen of the Year and why the nominee stands above others in the community in their service and leadership. Nominations should also include efforts that the nominee has led or key roles played within the valley that benefits the entire community.
Following the close of the nomination process, the Vail Valley Foundation selection committee will make their decision with the winner announced by the beginning of October. The award will be presented December 4 at the Black Diamond Ball, held in conjunction with the 2009 Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week in Beaver Creek.