Walk of Fame -- A Call for Nominations

A Call for Nominations - Walk of Fame for Hendersonville and Henderson Countyphoto of marker for William McKay

The purpose of the project is to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to Henderson County in any field of endeavor, e.g., agriculture, business, cultural arts, education, government, human services, industry, medicine, religion, etc. “Significant contribution” in this context is defined as having a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Henderson County. It is hoped that all areas of endeavor will be represented; however, the Selection Committee will be charged with the responsibility of selecting honorees based primarily on the significance of the contribution. Honorees shall have demonstrated that they have made major investments of time, energy, expertise, or resources for the public good. The Walk of Fame Steering Committee, a joint endeavor for the City of Hendersonville and Henderson County, was established in December 2015. 

HOW TO NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL

To nominate an individual to be inducted in the Walk of Fame, please complete a nomination form, one for each person, and provide no more than three double-spaced pages of information about the individual, including

• Why you feel this person's contribution is significant

• Why you consider his/her contribution to be long-lasting or even timeless

• What specific impact his/her contribution has made on the quality of life in Hendersonville and Henderson County.

The supporting information must describe in detail the lasting, significant contributions of the nominee. Incomplete nominations may be returned or not considered. Note: This nomination is for the Class of 2018 only.

A separate nomination form is required for each person being nominated. Attach the supporting documentation, and submit it no later than September 8, 2017, to either of the following:

Mrs. Tammie Drake                                        -or-                     Ms. Terry Wilson
tdrake@hvlnc.gov                                                                   twilson@hendersoncountync.org
145 Fifth Ave. E.                                                                      1 Historic Courthouse Sq., Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792                                                         Hendersonville, NC 28792

SELECTION PROCESS: The Walk of Fame Steering Committee members serve with two additional persons for a total of seven members serving as the Selection Committee.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The purpose of the project is to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to Henderson County in any field of endeavor, e.g., agriculture, business, cultural arts, education, government, human services, industry, medicine, religion, etc. “Significant contribution” in this context is defined as having a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Henderson County. It is hoped that all areas of endeavor will be represented; however, the Selection Committee will be charged with the responsibility of selecting honorees based primarily on the significance of the contribution. Honorees shall have demonstrated that they have made major investments of time, energy, expertise, or resources for the public good.

Individuals making nominations will be asked to answer completely three questions:  Why do you feel this person's contribution is significant? Why do you consider his/her contribution to be lasting or even timeless? What specific impact has his/her contribution made on the quality of life in Hendersonville and Henderson County?

NOMINATIONS: You may use the on-line form on the City of Hendersonville websitedownload a .pdf, or visit the office of Henderson County Travel & Tourism, or Terry Wilson at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse for an application.  Nomination forms are due by September 8. 

The announcement of honorees will be made in December.  A special event is being planned for the spring of 2018 to formally recognize the honorees.  This will take place following the placement of the designated markers.

For more information about The Walk of Fame project, nominations, and upcoming events you may visit the City website or contact Tom Orr, thomas.orr33@yahoo.com.

Posted by Tammie Friday, July 28, 2017 12:28:00 PM