The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 1:00 am

Names sought for Vandeveer Award

The Journal Gazette

The Allen County commissioners Monday said nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award.

The award, named for the longtime community advocates, is meant to honor volunteerism and community service work.

Nominations will be accepted through July 30. Forms are available online at and at the Board of Commissioners office in Suite 410 of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

Nominees will be evaluated based on four criteria:

• Vision and action – Seeing a need in their community and taking steps to meet that need

• Selflessness and sacrifice – Devoting their time and energy in service to their community without seeking recognition or reward

• Commitment and perseverance – Working through difficulties and challenges to achieve their goal

• Impact – Making a positive impact in their community through their work and serving as encouragement for others to do likewise.

The recipient of the award, to be presented in September, will receive an individual plaque, and their names will be included on a perpetual plaque that will remain in the commissioners' office. The recipient will also receive a $250 check, based on money from donors.

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