It's time to make your nominations for the Annual Wilbur Awards for exemplary community leadership presented by Leadership Texarkana.

The Wilbur Awards are awarded to the individuals, organizations, and student leaders in our community who according to a press release, epitomize the power of one entity or individual to positively impact our community or region as models of effective leadership by leading the way in working together for excellence, pride and progress for our community.

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How Did The Wilbur Awards Get its Name?

The awards are named in honor of the late Wilbur Smith who was known and loved for years and was a true historian of Texarkana's history.

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
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Who Can Make a Nomination for a Wilbur Award?

Anyone in the Texarkana area is eligible to make a nomination and to be awarded a Wilbur Award.

What Type of Person Should be Nominated For A Wilbur Award?

 

A nominee should have a history of leadership in our community. Leadership Texarkana Executive Director Ruth Ellen Whitt stated;

“In particular, we are interested in lifting up individuals and organizations who are working toward the community excellence which citizens have long valued, including work that enhances or safeguards our educational excellence, cultural riches, our community’s beauty, our citizens’ personal well-being, as well as efforts that reflect our community’s commitment to economic prosperity through working smart to achieve the best future for all residents.”

 

Where to I Make My Nomination for a Wilbur Award?

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You can fill out a nomination form online at leadershiptexarkana.com, or email your nomination to info@leadershiptexarkana.com. Paper nomination forms are also available and you can find out more information by calling Leadership Texarkana at (903) 792-0011.

The deadline for nominations is March 10, 2022. Winners will be announced and honored at Leadership Texarkana’s Annual Lunch with Leaders on Tuesday, April 19th.

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