July 17, 2017

Last Chance to Submit a Nomination for The Vulcans Community Awards

Only Two Weeks Remain to Submit Nominations for the The Vulcans Community Awards 2017 

presented by Vulcan Materials Company

Birmingham, Ala. — Only two weeks remain to submit nominations for the fourth annual The Vulcans Community Awards.  The recognition program honors citizens who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress within the seven-county metro area. Nominations will be accepted through July 31 in five award categories: Lifetime Achievement, Servant Leadership, Hero, Game Changer and Newcomer. View the criteria and make nominations at visitvulcan.com/the-vulcans. 

Five outstanding citizens, whose actions have had or will have a great impact on our region, like Vulcan has for 113 years, will be recognized at The Vulcan level. Only one award will be given for Lifetime Achievement while special Spear awards will be given in the other four categories. Recipients will be chosen by an independent panel of diverse individuals. Awards will be presented at The Vulcans Community Awards dinner on Thursday, November 2 at The Club in Homewood.

“There are individuals from all walks of life whose good works are positively impacting our lives every day, and The Vulcans is a meaningful way to honor their contributions to our region,” said Darlene Negrotto, President and CEO of Vulcan Park Foundation. “We hope nominations will include people who may otherwise go unnoticed.”

Through an open nomination process, hundreds of entries have been received in the first three years. From the 2016 nominations, the selection committee chose a tremendous class of recipients:

The Vulcans 

Odessa Woolfolk, Lifetime Achievement

John Croyle, Hero

Carrie Leland – St. Clair County, Servant Leadership

Tom Cosby, Game Changer

Dr. Henna Budhwani, Newcomer

The Spears

Tajuan McCarty and James Strong, Hero

Bill Heintz and Philip Morris, Servant Leadership

Dr. Jarralynne Agee and Jim Wooten, Game Changer

Victoria Hollis and Daniel Branum, Newcomer

The 2017 event is presented by Vulcan Materials Company with additional support from Protective Life Corporation, Alabama Power Company, Regions Bank and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama as well as our media partners, WBRC Fox 6 News and Starnes Media. 

To learn more about The Vulcans Community Awards, contact Morgan Berney, Director of Marketing & PR.


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