Nominations for Mark W. Schwiebert Sustainability Leadership Award


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Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:43 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



A call for nominations for the 2012 Mark W. Schwiebert Sustainability Leadership Award is now open. Nominations should focus on a business, organization, or individual that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of sustainable initiatives.

The Mark W. Schwiebert Sustainability Leadership Award was established in April 2009 by the Advanced Technology and Sustainability Consortium (ATSC). It was created to honor former Mayor Mark Schwiebert for his 20 years of service to Rock Island and for his work in the area
of sustainable initiatives. The first recipient of this award was Mark Schwiebert. The 2011 award was presented to White Hydropower Co. The 2012 award will be presented at a January meeting of the City Council.

A nomination form is available by calling 732-2923 or online at www.rigov.org under city clicks. Nominations can be mailed to City of Rock Island, CED Department, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL, 61201, faxed to 309-732-2930, or sent via e-mail to chappell.mary@rigov.org. The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2012.












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