The Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee has announced the opening of nominations for Concord's 2021 Honored Citizen.
For over 50 years, the Town has annually awarded a Concord resident as Honored Citizen for contributing substantial volunteer services to the community. During the year of honor, the citizen or citizens are asked to join the Patriots Day Parade and participate in the Town's celebrations and ceremonies.
Tentatively, the Honored Citizen ceremony and reception will be at 2 p.m. March 21 in the Harvey Wheeler Center, 1276 Main St., Concord.
All are welcome to attend the ceremony, where this year's honoree will be formally recognized and given a personalized gift. Local and state officials present citations to the honored citizen, and refreshments will be served. In addition, the individual's name is engraved on the Honored Citizen plaque, located in the Town House.
The committee relies upon the information supplied by Concord residents in the nomination forms. A simple statement of nomination is of little value. Nominations may be made for either an individual, or a couple and a complete biography should be supplied with reasons why the nominees should be selected. Please include career and community service information. The emphasis will be placed on volunteer service and the biography should explain this in considerable detail. Selections are made based upon the quality, rather than the quantity of nominations that are received. Petitions are not acceptable.
Nominations will be open until Feb. 22 and should be addressed to Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee, Town House 22 Monument Square, P.O. Box 535, Concord, Massachusetts 01742.
Nominations may also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination forms are available online.