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Nominations Sought

The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association seeks nominations for the Annual Marvin J. Shippee Community Service Award. The recipient will honored at the GSFABA’s Annual Breakfast on April 29, 2016. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 13, 2016. 

The Marvin J. Shippee Community Service Award was awarded for the first time in 1998 in memory of Shippee’s leadership and his commitment to volunteerism. Shippee, the founder of the Business Association, offered inspired leadership and had direct involvement to countless community projects.

Nominees should demonstrate volunteerism above and beyond the recipient’s paid employment. The award will recognize service in the 10 town area, which includes Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.

The Award Committee will weigh nominations according to the following criteria (additional appropriate considerations may also be considered):
Level of community service
Level of impact on the community
Length of service

The recipient has:
Demonstrated inspired leadership and involvement in community projects
Earned the respect of their town and community for their contributions
Performed community service as an individual, not as part of a group, business, or organization.

You are invited to put forward a nomination by filling out a nomination form (available Monday, March 2) at the GSFABA office, gsfaba.org, or by email info@shelburnefalls.com. Nominations should be mailed to GSFABA, P.O. Box 42, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or emailed to info@shelburnefalls.com.

Former recipients of the award are not eligible to receive the award again. Former recipients include: Michael McCusker, 1998; Marion J. Taylor, 1998; Rolland Gifford, 1999; Dorothy Giffin, 1999; Carol Bolduc, 2000; Susan Samoriski, 2001; Bernie Butler, 2002; Mark Zenick, 2003; Dick and Jeanne Bole, 2004; Ruth Anderson, 2005; Wesley Rice, 2006; Dr. Mark Purinton, 2007; Polly Bartlett, 2008; Hugh Knox, 2009: Lawrence Shearer, 2010; Stefan Racz, 2011; John Taylor, 2012; Thomas Lively, 2013; John Bos 2014; Sandy Lilly, 2015.

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