Nominations are due Thursday at 10 a.m. for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award for the Citizen of the Year and the A.G. Brinley Award for outstanding service in a particular endeavor.
The C.A. Covell Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community, over time, in a number of areas. Initiated by L.N. Irwin, it was first awarded in 1944 to C.A. Covell, longtime mayor of Davis, for whom the award is named. Criteria for selection are leadership in civic activities, unselfish service to the community, reliability in following through on commitments and involvement in a variety of activities.
The A.G. Brinley Award was established by John W. Brinley in 1969 in honor of his father, Samuel Brinley. This award recognizes outstanding service in a particular area, such as in the arts, education or health, or in a major project that benefits the city. The first recipient was Joann Leach Larkey, author of “Davisville ’68: The History and Heritage of the City of Davis.”
Nomination letters should be no longer than two pages and submitted to Janet Berry, the new chair of the Community Awards Steering Committee. Nominators should email their letters as attachments to [email protected] and they will receive a quick confirmation reply. Alternatively, nominations may be mailed to Berry at 5307 Tufts St., Davis, CA 95618.
Former committee chair Judy Wydick is available for consultation at 530-747-6188 or [email protected].