GOP committee seeks nominations for annual Dr. Edward H. Robb Award

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | 5:50 p.m. CST; updated 6:47 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA — Boone County's Republican Central Committee is seeking nominations for the second annual Dr. Edward H. Robb Award. 

The award recognizes the outstanding service of any public employee in Boone County. It was created in remembrance of former Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ed Robb, according to a Boone County Central Republican Committee news release. 

In addition to his service as presiding commissioner, Robb, a Republican, served two terms, from 2004 to 2008, as a state representative in the 24th District.  

Robb died of a heart attack in September 2011. He was 69. 

“We believe this will be an appropriate way of remembering and honoring Dr. Robb and the service he provided for many years," Boone County Republicans Chairman C. Bruce Cornett said in the news release. "This annual award will recognize public employees who represent the best in public service." 

Nominees must be full-time, nonelected employees in Boone County. The general public, managers, supervisors and elected officials may make nominations, which should be submitted to the committee's website by 5 p.m., Feb. 15. The nomination form can also be sent via email or mailed to P.O. Box 7617, Columbia, MO 65205. 

The award will be presented on Feb. 22 at the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner at Courtyard Marriott, according to the release.

Bill Weitkemper won the award in 2012. He is currently running for the Fourth Ward City Council seat in April's election. 

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