April 10, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 The Vulcans Community Awards are open!

Birmingham, Alabama – Many people in the Birmingham community are doing great things to improve the quality of life and livability of our city and many of these same people are dedicated to doing this work without any recognition. If you know of someone who is making a difference in Birmingham or the surrounding counties, now is your chance to help us recognize them for all of the hard work they have done to help make the Birmingham region unique. Vulcan Park and Museum is now taking nominations for its annual Vulcans Community Awards. Now through July 31, you will have the opportunity to nominate the people in the Birmingham area who work day-in and day-out to affect change, serve, lead or make a difference in the lives of the people, places and organizations that make up this great metro region! We are looking for nominees who have inspired, who have overcome challenges, who have made personal sacrifices, who have vision and who serve without hesitation.

Vulcan Park and Museum has established a third party committee to select the recipients of these awards from hundreds of nominations received every year. The committee is made up of civic and community leaders from the seven-county metro Birmingham area and they work anonymously to ensure the integrity of the awards process. Just as Vulcan has had a great impact on the Birmingham region for 114 years, five Birmingham area citizens whose actions have had or will have a great impact on the region will be recognized at The Vulcan level. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to an outstanding citizen who has dedicated his or her life to making the area a better place to live, work and thrive. The Vulcans also will recognize recipients in the categories of Hero, Servant Leadership, Game Changer and Newcomer. In addition to The Vulcans, special Spear awards will be given in four categories. The awardees will be honored at VPM’s annual dinner on Nov. 1 at The Club.

“There are so many great things happening in the Birmingham area and there are many people making these things happen, but who go unnoticed. Many citizens do not realize the impact these individuals have on the forward progress of our city and so we established these awards five years ago to honor those

who are doing great things,” said Darlene Negrotto, President and CEO of Vulcan Park Foundation. “We are turning to the residents and business leaders in our community to nominate their peers so that we can honor them for the work they do, and continue to do, to make the Birmingham metro area a great place to live, work, raise families, as well as those whose efforts have contributed to the vibrancy of the region.”

If you know a person who deserves this honor for the work they are doing in the Birmingham region, you can nominate them by completing and submitting the application online at www.visitvulcan.com. Nominations are being accepted until July 31.