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Jack Burney Community Service Award Committee accepting nominations

Sept. 22. The Town of Davidson is  accepting nominations for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award through October 14.

The award honors G. Jackson Burney and those who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service over a lifetime. The annual award is presented in late November or early December.

Burney led a life dedicated to improving the quality of life for all around him, and that was especially true in his dealings with the town. In his professional life, Burney helped to create the Charlotte Census tracts for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and he managed the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development program for ten years. He was a White House delegate to a conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development and a technical advisor to the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Balanced Growth.

In his personal time, Burney founded the Town Message and published several other newsletters, including one for the downtown Davidson organization. Burney  provided support for town initiatives by volunteering his organizational, critical analysis and leadership skills.

Nomination forms are available online and at Davidson Town Hall. The deadline for submissions is October 14.

Previous winners include:

2019 – Missy and John Kuykendal

2018 – Tony Abbott

2017-   Bill Giduz

2016 – Garfield Carr

2015 – Leamon Brice

2014 – Connie and Eddie Beach

2013 – Pam Maier

2012 – Jean Jackson and Sterling Martin

2011 – Leland Park

2010 – Ralph Quackenbush

2009 – Jane Ellithorpe

2008 – John & Paula Kelton

2007 – Scotty Nicholls

2006 – Baxter & John Fisher and Evelyn Carr & Annie Mildred Lowery

2005 – William B. Mayhew

2004 – Bernice Houston