Springfield, MO— The Springfield, MO NAACP is now accepting nominations for their 2016 Community Service award. This award is given annually to a person in the community in recognition of outstanding contributions and their gift of time to the Springfield community. An achievement of a singular outstanding event or the continuous outstanding and dedicated service the individual has provided over a period of time. “By serving the community the recipient of this award will have made a significant effort to contribute to the Springfield community by improving a situation.
Nomination materials should include a description of the reason for the person’s nomination and the specific actions the nominee took and results of the nominee’s efforts. Particular attention will be paid to how the efforts impacted the community. “The NAACP Springfield believes that true leaders serve, and true servants lead,” remarked Springfield branch president, Cheryl Clay.
For consideration of this year’s award please forward your nominations before April 25, 2016. Send the nominations to NAACP, POB 8983 Springfield, MO. 65801. The award recipient will be announced at the Freedom Fund Banquet to be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Diamond Room 2340 W. Grand.