WESTMARC

WESTMARC is seeking nominations for the 30th annual Best of the West awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Nomination categories include the Economic Engine Award, Excellence in Innovation Award, Quality of Life Enhancement in Education, and Quality of Life Enhancement in Community.

In addition to these annual awards, WESTMARC will present West Valley Regional Advancement, West Valley Inspiration in Leadership, and the President’s Choice awards. There will also be the presentation of the first Emerging Leader Impact award.

“This is my favorite event of the year, because we get to celebrate great people, projects and programs that are improving the lives of West Valley residents,” said Sintra Hoffman, president and CEO. “With so much positive economic growth, I have no doubt this year will produce a very competitive pool of nominations.”

Nominations are desired for organizations, people, facilities, businesses or programs representing the interests of the West Valley.

• The Economic Engine Award recognizes the creation of significant economic outcomes and/or job creation for the West Valley.

• West Valley Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes those that have demonstrated an innovative concept to accomplish one or both of the following: fulfill a need for West Valley Residents or Preserve West Valley assets or resources.

• The Quality of Life Enhancement in Community Award recognizes people, organizations, businesses, facilities or programs that have enhanced the quality of life for West Valley residents.

• The Quality of Life Enhancement in Education Award recognizes people, organizations, businesses, facilities or programs that have enhanced the quality of life for West Valley residents. Potential nominees include educational programs, institutions, facilities or leaders.

For nominations and information, check https://bit.ly/2022BOWNom. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. The cost for each nomination is $75; organizations can submit multiple entries for different programs, projects and companies.

Save the date for Best of the West; registration will open soon. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Remi Guthman at rguthman@westmarc.org for more information.