Time running out for volunteer nominations

Those interested in nominating an individual, organization or business for the upcoming Volunteer Recognition Ceremony have until Thursday to turn in forms.

All nominees and winners will be recognized on Tuesday, April 22,  when the city holds the 31st Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the Biloxi Civic Center.

If you are interested in nominating an individual, group or business that you believe is worthy of special recognition, you can pick up a nominee form at the Downtown Services Office- 932 Howard Ave., or print one from the city web site by clicking here.

Be sure to write a complete narrative and include a picture of your nominee volunteering.  Nominations that are not complete will not be considered.

Forms must be returned to the events office by Thursday, April 10. Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee of Biloxi citizens. Everyone nominated will be recognized with a certificate of achievement.

Invitations will be sent to all nominators and nominees. Special awards will be presented to individuals for outstanding volunteer of the year in these categories: health, community, arts and history, education, military, non profit organization, youth, sports and adult & youth volunteer groups with one overall winner selected as Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Awards will also be presented to organizations and businesses for their community service.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Kay Carter, Downtown Services Manager, at 435-6339 or kmiller@biloxi.ms.us.
Print the nomination form

News and notes

Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame: The city is also seeking nominations for the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame. The deadline for receiving nominations in June 30. For background on the hall, click here.

AHRC meeting: The Architectural and Historical Review Commission meets Thursday morning at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building Auditorium. To see the agenda for this public meeting, click here.

Road work and more: The Traffic Update page on the city’s web site lists the status of the myriad road projects going on throughout the city and to the week’s radar and street-sweeping schedules. To see that page now, click here.