The Progress Times announced today that nominations are now open for the annual citizens awards for Mr. Mission, First Lady of Mission, Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Jim Brunson, publisher of the Progress Times, said nominations for the awards will be accepted until 4 p.m., Sept. 18 at the newspaper office.
The annual awards will be presented at the Mission Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Mario’s Banquet & Conference Center in Mission.
“We invite clubs, organizations and individuals to submit nominations for the citizens awards,” said Brunson. “These awards are designed to recognize and honor those who have worked to serve others and to make Mission a better place to live and raise our families. You know who works hardest in your organization. Send in your nominations and recognize those who have served Mission well.”
While a resume for the nominee is helpful, it is not required. Just provide a description of the ways the nominee has served the community, along with your name and phone number.
Nominations may be submitted in person at the Progress Times office at 1217 N. Conway or by mail to Citizens Awards, Progress Times, P.O. Box 399, Mission, Texas 78573. Nominations may also be submitted by email to [email protected] or by fax to 956-585-2304. A pdf version of the nomination form, selection criteria, and a list of past recipients are available online at www.progresstimes.net.
Man and Woman of Year
Selection criteria for Man of the Year and Woman of the Year are as follows:
To be recognized for superior service either for a significant project or continuing broad service to the community in the past two to 10 years. This may be for work with one organization or for work in several different areas or organizations. The combined duration of service should span no less than two years.
May be for work in civic, church or community groups, if these labors have had significant impact on the citizens of Mission.
Must be a resident of Mission or work in Mission.
Service will be measured in terms of its impact on the entire community as a whole as well as to a particular organization.
Mr. Mission and First Lady
Selection criteria for Mr. Mission and First Lady of Mission are the following:
Must have provided long term service to Mission through a civic or church group or endeavor, or through charitable or benevolent service to the community, or a combination of these factors.
Service most be ongoing and cover a minimum of 11 years.
Length of service, character and integrity will be among considerations.
Value of service to the community in general is the primary factor.
Must live, work or have significant business interests in Mission.
Nominations must include the nominee’s name, address and phone number as well as the qualifications of the individual. Qualifications may include positions and offices held, number of years of service and a description of the service the individual has given. Also, list any honors the individual has received, whether civic, church, or professional. Include a description of what is particularly outstanding about this individual. Also, include the name and telephone number of the person submitting the nomination. Any person who works or resides in Mission can submit a nomination.
In addition to being available online, the nomination forms and criteria may also be picked up at the Progress Times office located at 1217 N. Conway. To request forms to be faxed or emailed, call 956-585-4893. Email requests should be sent to [email protected].
Last year’s award recipients were Joyce Geary, First Lady of Mission; Ruben Rodriguez, Mr. Mission; Maritza Esqueda, Woman of the Year, and Carl Davis, Man of the Year.
Tickets for the chamber banquet may be purchased at the Mission Chamber of Commerce, located at 202 W. Tom Landry, phone 585-2727.