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Agenda Item - 2021-12-21 - Number 6.1 - 2021 Unsung Heroes 6.1 erCOUNCIL REPORT o OREGOt.4 Subject: 2021 Unsung Heroes Meeting Date: December 21, 2021 Staff Member: Diana Smith-Bouwer Report Date: December 9, 2021 Department: Public Affairs/CMO Action Required Advisory Board/Commission Recommendation ❑ Motion ❑ Approval ❑ Public Hearing ❑ Denial ❑ Ordinance ❑ None Forwarded ❑ Resolution ❑X Not Applicable ❑X Information Only Comments: ❑ Council Direction ❑ Consent Agenda Staff Recommendation: Present Unsung Hero Awards, 2021 to Award Recipients Recommended Language for Motion: N/A Project/ Issue Relates To: N/A ❑Council Goals/Priorities ❑Adopted Master Plan(s) ❑X Not Applicable ISSUE BEFORE COUNCIL In recognition for significant efforts that have been quietly offered over a sustained period of time to the Lake Oswego community, we are honoring our 2021 Unsung Heroes with an award for their dedication to our city. BACKGROUND Each year the City of Lake Oswego's "Unsung Hero" Award honors someone or a group who has worked quietly behind the scenes on behalf of the community without any expectation of recognition. This award is intended to seek out and recognize someone or a group who has been involved in volunteering during the past year and in many cases, over a sustained period of time but who is not generally well known by the general public for the good deeds that they do. 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.lakeosweao.citv Page 2 DISCUSSION The City's Public Affairs Department accepts nominations for the Unsung Hero Award throughout the year via a number of channels, including the City's website, mail-in or walk-in delivery to the Public Information Office at City Hall. The completed Nominations are due in November each year for review and selection is made by a designated committee. This year, the selection committee consisted of: Mayor Joe Buck, Brian Monihan with the Review, and Cyndie Glazer with the Booktique. Award Criteria This Unsung Hero Award honors someone who demonstrates the following traits and qualities: a. Behind-the-scenes effort to bring meaningful and positive change in the lives of Lake Oswego citizens. b. Consistent excellence, enthusiasm, creativity, and persistence on behalf of the community in a manner which generally has not been recognized in any other way. c. Elicits respect and is a positive role model in the community. d. Promotes the spirit of community involvement by helping others with no intention of personal gain. Each winner will also receive an individual award and their picture in the Lake Oswego Review and the City's publication, HelloLO in the January 2022 issue. The City of Lake Oswego is proud to recognize our Unsung Heroes that do so much to make our community such a wonderful place to live! RECOMMENDATION Award Recipients: 1. Abigail Otano-Haffner— Lake Oswego School District Volunteer 2. Ami Joshi— Hunger Fighters Food Pantry 3. David Lipton, Norm Hendricks, Adrian Olmstead, Ginny Gillett and Steve Eklund, Meals on Wheels delivery team volunteers 4. Julia Bohannon— Human Rights and Inclusion Opportunities 5. Mark Thornburg—Amateur Radio Emergency Services 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.lakeosweao.citv