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Ragland Award Nominations Open

James M. Ragland Volunteer Spirit Community Service Award

Each year, the Mayor and City Council recognize an Ashland citizen for their volunteer spirit and contribution to the Ashland community. The Volunteer Spirit Community Service Award was established by the Mayor and Council in 1994 in honor of James M. Ragland.  Mr. Ragland was a former councilor and planning commissioner who was involved in numerous citizen volunteer efforts.

A committee of the Mayor and Council review the nominations and determine the annual award winner.  Criteria is based on public sector volunteer service performed, length of service, absence of adequate recognition in the past, and any other attributes the nominee may have that should be considered.  Consideration is also given to people to volunteer hours beyond their regular work day to perform a service that benefits the community.

The award is given annually during the second City Council meeting in April each year.  This year’s award will be presented at the April 15, 2014 Council meeting.

If you know of an individual you would like to nominate for the Volunteer Spirit Community Service Award, please print the nomination form and return it to the Mayor’s office, 20 E. Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520. Nomination forms must be recieved by Friday, March 14, 2014 in order to be eligible for consideration. You may also pick up a form at City Hall.  For more information please call 541-488-6002.

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