‘Get out and do something:’ Citizen of the Year nominations now open

CHANCE LEAVINS | City of Crestview
Inaugural recipient Mae Retha Coleman poses for a photo with 2020 Citizen of the Year Felton Barnes.

CRESTVIEW — The city Clerk's Office is accepting nominations for the 2021 Mea Retha Coleman Crestview Citizen of the Year Award through Dec. 1.

"Nominees should be very involved in servicing others through volunteering," 2020 award winner Felton Barnes said when asked what it takes to be a good candidate.

To qualify, nominees should be a resident of Crestview or have a heavily vested interest for a minimum of 12 months in the betterment of the city, not motivated by their job or political interests.

"It's an award that you work for. Get out and do something. Let's see what we can do for our community," Coleman said.

If you know a resident or community member worthy of this honor, please visit the City's website, email the clerk at cityclerk@cityofcrestview.org, or call 850-682-1560.

Nominee Criteria:

1. Nominee must be a resident of, or have a vested interest in, the city of Crestview for a minimum of 12 months and have interest in the betterment of the city.

2. Application should include contributions to the city and its citizens for the year 2021.

3. Application may include past actions that show dedication to the city of Crestview and its citizens.

4. Application should discuss specific acts that put others first and enhanced the quality of life.

5. Application should describe who benefited, what was accomplished, breadth of impact and how did it relate to the community.

Nomination should be for selfless acts and not directly related to the nominee’s job.