Finkbeiner seeking nominations for Toledoan of Year 2006 awards
Announcing a Toledoan of the Year 2006 program that will recognize: “character, courage, and commitment to our city,” Toledo Mayor Carleton S. Finkbeiner is requesting citizens to nominate those who have made an impact on the lives of Toledoans.
Awards will be given in nine categories: humanitarian, lifetime achievement, educator, innovation, community investment, sportsperson, leadership, youth, and Toledo Pride.
According to Finkbeiner, the nominees do not have to be residents of Toledo. According to his nomination form, nomination criteria include:
• Evidence that the nominee demonstrates dedication and commitment in improving the quality of life for citizens of Toledo.
• Exemplary achievement and unique contribution that impact the lives of Toledoans.
• Contribution that has made a lasting and positive impact in the community.
• Actions that have inspired others to advance a cause, issue, or community good.
The deadline for submitting nominations is March 20, 2007. Nomination forms are available at local libraries, Toledo public elementary schools, the mayor’s office on the 22nd floor of Government Center, and on line at: www.toledo.oh.gov.
An unnamed panel of judges will select the winners; an awards ceremony will be held in early May.