Volume 16, Number 7
Each year, in celebration of incredible individuals and organizations that have made an extraordinary impact in the community, the Wake Forest Community Council presents the Citizen of the Year award, Organization of the Year award, and Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since 1965, the Council has annually presented the Citizen of the Year award to an individual or team demonstrating exemplary volunteer effort and the Organization of the Year award to a group that has contributed significantly to life in Wake Forest.
The Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award was first awarded in 2005 posthumously to Peggy Garren Allen for her lifetime of service to the Wake Forest Community and is named in her memory. The recipient of this award is an individual or team who has contributed at least 10 years of volunteer service.
“Over the years, the Community Council has recognized many exceptional individuals and groups who have done amazing things for the Wake Forest Community,” said Council Chair Michael Johnson. “The Council invites any member of the Wake Forest Community to nominate an individual or organization that is making a difference in our community.”
Nominations will be accepted through the close of business November 1, 2017. They may be submitted online at https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/community-council.aspx or printed and sent to the Community Council, P.O. Box 1003, Wake Forest, NC 27588. Nominations will be reviewed by Wake Forest Community Council members, voted on by secret ballot and recipients announced at the 70th annual Community Christmas Dinner on Dec 4, 2017.
The Wake Forest Community Council is comprised of area civic, service, social, fraternal, religious and business organizations, as well as interested individuals and is dedicated to the communication of programs, events, and the needs of the community. The Council’s mission is to better promote, improve and preserve the Wake Forest lifestyle.
The Community Council meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month (except in June, July, August and December) at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. Visit https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/community-council.aspx for more information.