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WANTED: One outstanding citizen to be named Liberty’s Citizen of the Year

*** Please read all guidelines before making a nomination.***  Forms may be returned in person to Liberty City Hall during business hours or mailed to “Events” at 206 W. Front Street, Liberty, SC 29657.  Entries must be received no later than May 27, 2016 at noon.

Click the link to download the nomination form:  Liberty Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

Guidelines

Deadline and General Info:

Nominations must be received no later than Friday, May 27, 2016 at noon. Winner will be notified no later than June 28, 2016, and will be publicly recognized on July 4, 2016 at the Love My Liberty celebration at the “old LHS” football stadium.  Winner is not required to attend; however, we strong encourage them to be present to receive this honor, and we request that you notify us in advance if you know that your nominee will not be able to attend.  A citizen cannot receive the award two years in a row; however, citizens who were previous nominated but did not receive the award may be nominated again the following year.  The number of times a citizen is nominated is not a factor when determining finalists, so it is unnecessary for a citizen to be nominated more than once per year.

Criteria:

Nominees must have lived in Liberty, SC for a minimum of one year and should have no known criminal history (excluding minor traffic violations). There is no minimum age of eligibility; however, nominee should exemplify traits of leadership and civic responsibility, and should have notable achievements to demonstrate those qualities (i.e. serving in volunteer roles or performing other civic duties).  Elected officials who are still in office are ineligible, as are City of Liberty employees and their immediate families.

Judging:

A panel of judges selected by the Liberty Community Enrichment Committee will narrow down entries blindly (without access to information other than what is necessary to determine eligibility) to no more than five nominees. The criteria for determining finalists will include the nominee’s exemplary service to the community and the impact of the nominee’s service on the community.

Once entries are narrowed down to no more than five finalists, the public will have an opportunity to vote for one of the finalists. The finalist who receives the most votes will be named Citizen of the Year.

These guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Liberty Community Enrichment Committee.