Nominations being accepted for Lang Volunteer Award

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 5:03 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The city is accepting nominations through Jan. 10 for the 2014 Howard B. Lang Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the City of Columbia.

The award, organized by the city and the New Century Fund, is now in its sixth year, said John Baker, a trust specialist with the city of Columbia.

The annual award recognizes a volunteer's contributions to city government, according to a release from the city.

Nominees can be anyone who have served the City of Columbia, including elected officials and people who have served on city boards or commissions, according to the nomination form. Any voluntary works that benefit the City of Columbia also will be considered, Baker said.

"It can be any volunteer for the City of Columbia who does anything in support of Columbia programs or services," he said.

More information and nomination forms can be found on the city's website.

The form asks nominators to describe information about the nominee's impact and length of activities and initiative in their work.

The award recipient will be given a plaque and $1,000, according to the release.

The award honors Howard Lang, a former Columbia mayor. Previous recipients include Jo Sapp, who received the award posthumously in 2013, and two mayors, according to the release.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.


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