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Nominations open for community service award

Aug. 15. The Town of Davidson is accepting nominations for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award.

The award honors G. Jackson Burney and those who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service. The annual award is presented in late November at a community event at Town Hall.

Nominations are open through Sept. 30.


In his professional life, Burney helped to create the Charlotte Census tracts for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and managed the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development program for 10 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, Jack founded the Town Message and published several other newsletters, including one for the downtown Davidson organization. Jack provided support for town initiatives by volunteering his organizational, critical analysis, and leadership skills.

Jack died in 2004. Click here to read his obituary.

Nomination forms are available online at www.townofdavidson.org/burneynomination and at Davidson Town Hall.