Nominees sought for citizen of the year

February 15, 2013 by  

Those wanting to put a name forward for the 2013 Lafayette Citizen of the Year have only a few hours left to do so.

Nominees must live in Lafayette and not be an elected or paid council, board, or commission member. The citizen of the year will be someone who has significantly contributed their time, energy, or money to the community and who is a good role model.

The winner will be honored at a dinner to be held on Friday, March 22, at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa. Nominations are due by 1:00 pm today (February 15). Applications can be faxed to (925) 284-3109 or emailed – see the chamber’s website for further details.

In another call for proposals, the city of Lafayette has $6,000 available for one time only projects that demonstrate safe routes to school.

Proposals may take two different formats, the first of which would consist of a series of outreach and education activities such as pedestrian trainings, bike rodeos, contests or encouragement days that promote walking or biking safely to school.

The second would develop a plan of physical improvements that would improve the safety of biking and walking to school. This plan would involve the use of funds to conduct audits and solicit community input to identify possible routes to schools. Funds could also be used to hire a consultant to develop desired improvements. Future grant funding would rely on the information discovered by the proposal.

Applications must be received by 10:00 am on Thursday, February 28. Local print companies can help design application forms for proposals and nominations.