2021 Mayor’s Civic Pride Award winners announced
The 2021 Mayor’s Civic Pride Award winners were announced at Tuesday’s inaugural luncheon at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.
The award recognizes individuals and businesses that take “exceptional care of their properties,” such as “yard maintenance, beautiful landscaping and / or landscaping and general curb appeal,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office. .
Each winner is nominated by the townspeople.
“We are here to celebrate you,” Mayor Scott Conger said at the event. “One of the most contagious things in our community – no pun intended on COVID-19 – is our attitude. So we are here to celebrate you all because you are the actors.
Five winners and honorable mentions were announced for the residential portion, with a representative from each district, including the South, East, Northeast, Northwest and West districts.
In addition, six business and educational winners, as well as two honorable mentions, were announced.
The winners received placards and trophies, as well as a single red rose.
“We really want to make our community more engaging – this is how we bring people to Jackson,” said Robin Chance, president of Keep Jackson Beautiful and host of the event. “And to do this, it’s not just city projects, it’s community projects, it’s your homes, your businesses. Things like that. That’s why we want to honor people and show them that we appreciate it.
Following the individual and business accolades, Keep Jackson Beautiful also presented the Packaging Corporation of America with the Environmental Stewardship Award for their city-wide work providing recycling receptacles.
The award is aimed at individuals, businesses and corporations who “(do) everything they can to do something that will improve the planet”.
“It can be so easy to sit down and complain, but you all come out and take pride in your neighborhoods and your property, your homes and your businesses,” Conger said. “I hope your attitude is contagious and spread to others, and we can host an even bigger event next year.”
The winners are:
- Winner: Kendrick Worley
- Honorable mention: Joe Morris
- Winner: John and Anne Garrad
- Honorable mention: Michael Cash
- Winner: Greg Yates
- Honorable mention: Everette Bennett
- Winner: Scott Harris
- Honorable mention: George and Elizabeth Dement
- Winner: Andrew Barbara Pruitte
- Honorable mention: Bobby Morgan
Winners and Honorable Mentions from Business and Educational Institutions:
- Winners: First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Jackson, BancorpSouth Bemis Branch, University of Memphis Lambuth, University School of Jackson, East Jackson Church of Christ
- Honorable mentions: Aeneas Building, Moore Studios
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