2014 Call for Nominations
Each year, Indy Week honors a handful of people and groups who, through long-term dedication and hard work, have made the Triangle a better place to live, work and learn.
Help us choose this year's Citizen Awards winners by nominating your favorite local heroes.
Tell us—in 500 words or less—about their work and accomplishments. We're especially interested in honoring people and groups who have received less public recognition than they deserve. (For a list of past winners, see below.)
Each nomination should include:
- Your name, address, email address and daytime phone number.
- The name of the individual or group you are nominating.
- A statement in support of your nomination, telling us why you think this person or group deserves this award.
- Any relevant materials that will bolster your nominee's chances, including names and phone numbers of others who will speak on the nominee's behalf.
Deadline for nominations: Dec. 1
The winners will be selected by a committee of Indy writers and editors and saluted in the paper's Jan. 29, 2014, issue. Citizen and Indies Arts winners will be presented their awards at a luncheon.
Send your nominations to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (please include CITIZEN AWARDS in the subject line)
P.O. Box 2690
Durham, NC 27715
No phone calls, please.
Citizen Awards winners
The YES team
All of Us NC
Charmaine Fuller Cooper
Great Schools in Wake Coalition
Clean Water for North Carolina
The Occupy Movements
Eddie Davis, Class of '85
Note: Due to a shift in when this issue is printed, the year numbering also shifted; there is no 2011.
N.C. Dream Team
New Hill Community Association
Michelle Cotton Laws
Committee to Save the Lakewood Y
The Haw River Assembly
Stop Torture Now
Lanya Shapiro & Traction
The Pesticide Education Project
Bernice Wade and Barbara Stiles
Chuck and Laura Richardson
Dr. Evelyn Schmidt
NCCU Civic Engagement Task Force
Empowerment Inc. and Mark Chilton
Bill Towe of Peace Action
The Hispanic Credit Union
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
Bertie Howard of the Africa News
Kamau and Mawiyah Kambon
Ken Rose and The Center for Death Penalty Litigation
Coalition for the Public Trust
Linda Wilson and Candles of Hope
Myra Fuller and Rhondette Jones
Old West Durham Neighborhood Association
N.C. Farmworkers' Project
Jovenes Lideres en Accion and Youth for Social Change
Helping Hands Center, Siler City
Patrick O'Neill and Mary Rider
UNC Housekeepers Association
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA)
Joe and Lucy Straley
Northampton Citizens Against Pollution
Rev. Linda Jordan
Rev. Mahan Siler
Dietrich von Haugwitz
N.C. Community Land Trustees
Sister Evelyn Mattern
Rev. Jim Lewis
The Center for Peace Education
Those Who Speak Out
Center for Community Self-Help
Phail Wynn Jr.
Center for Women's Economic Alternatives
The Lesbian and Gay Health Project
Rev. Wilson Lee
Kenneth Duane Johnson
Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America
Deep River Citizens Coalition