We are so pleased to announce that nominations being accepted until November 23, 2023 for the 2024 Village of Walden Leadership Day Awards.
Recipients to be announced on December 02, 2023
Please join us as we honor our recipients on January 11, 2024 at 6:30pm in the Bradley Assembly Room on the 3rd Floor of the Municipal Building!
Mary Jean “Midge” Norman Volunteer of the Year – This will be given to an individual who shows outstanding volunteerism while displaying character traits that would make all of us as Village of Walden residents proud. At the discretion of the selection committee, this individual must either work or live in the Village limits and have a profound impact on our community and serve as an example for others to follow.
Ronald I. Jacobowitz Youth of the Year Scholarship – This award will be given to a graduating high school student who displays outstanding leadership, volunteerism, above average work ethic, and has shown to have a profound impact in their school and/or community. At the discretion of the selection committee, this individual must live within the Village limits.
Sam Phelps Service Award – This award will be given to an individual, group (not specifically an organized group… ex: father and son) for living a life dedicated to public service. At the discretion of the selection committee, this service award is named after the late Sam Phelps for his spirit, philanthropy, volunteerism, and the great pleasure he took from giving back to his local community. This individual or group must live/operate within the Village limits.
Community Business of the Year – This award shall be given to a Walden business that demonstrates outstanding community support and involvement, is dedicated to the betterment of our community while displaying leadership characteristics that encourage Village of Walden residents and businesses to do the same. At the discretion of the selection committee, this business must be located within the Village of Walden.