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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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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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