The Clark County Commission on Aging has opened nominations for its third annual Silver Citizen Award, which recognizes older adults for their contributions to their communities.
The award is given to a county resident who is at least 60 years old and has enhanced the community through their life’s work, engagement of others, volunteerism or any other impactful acts of service.
“Clark County recognizes that older adults are valuable contributors to the vitality of this community,” stated a news release.
Service in any field will be considered. That may include education, radio, television, business, health care, music, or journalism, according to the release. A couple may also receive the award together if they are both involved in community service.
All nominations must be submitted no later than 5 pm on Aug. 26. Award criteria and nomination forms can be found online at clark.wa.gov/aging.
The commission, which is supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and helps address the needs of aging community members.