The Town of Davidson is now accepting nominations for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award through October 4.
The award honors G. Jackson Burney and those who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service over a lifetime. The annual award is presented in late November or early December at a community event at town hall.
Jack was a true friend of Davidson. He led a life dedicated to improving the quality of life for all around him, and that was especially true in his dealings with the town. In his professional life, Burney helped to create the Charlotte Census tracts for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and he managed the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development program for ten years. He was a White House delegate to a conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development and a technical advisor to the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Balanced Growth.
In his personal time, Jack founded the Town Message and published several other newsletters, including one for the downtown Davidson organization. Jack provided support for town initiatives by volunteering his organizational, critical analysis, and leadership skills.
More information is available on our website at www.townofdavidson.org/burneyaward. Nomination forms are available online here and at Davidson Town Hall. The deadline for submissions is October 4, 2019.
Previous winners include:
2018 – Tony Abbott2017 – Bill Giduz2016 – Garfield Carr2015 – Leamon Brice2014 – Connie and Eddie Beach2013 – Pam Maier2012 – Jean Jackson and Sterling Martin2011 – Leland Park2010 – Ralph Quackenbush2009 – Jane Ellithorpe2008 – John & Paula Kelton2007 – Scotty Nicholls2006 – Baxter & John Fisher and Evelyn Carr & Annie Mildred Lowery2005 – William B. Mayhew2004 – Bernice Houston