Mayor taking nominations for new award

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom

Mayor Chris Beutler Monday announced that a new award has been established to honor an individual who has made an impact on the community and has demonstrated Lincoln’s values. 

Nominations will be accepted through October 31, and the first Luminary Award will be presented December 21, the winter solstice, at Tower Square at 13th and “P” streets.

The Mayor made the announcement at his State of the City Address this morning.  The breakfast event was organized by Leadership Lincoln, which also will facilitate the annual award process. 

More information and a nomination form are available at or by calling 402-441-4661.

Mayor Beutler said it is important to honor Lincoln residents who quietly do good work on a daily basis.  

He said the award will honor a person who “has displayed consistent and intentional actions that demonstrate Lincoln’s values and has gone above and beyond in making an impact on Lincoln and its citizens.”