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Jack Burney Community Service Award Committee Accepting Nominations

by | Sep 22, 2020 | News, Town Information

Bernice Houston – the first recipient of the award and Missy and John Kuykendall the most recent recipients.


The Town of Davidson is now accepting nominations for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award through October 14.

The award honors G. Jackson Burney and those who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service over a lifetime. The annual award is presented in late November or early December.

Jack was a true friend of Davidson. He led a life dedicated to improving the quality of life for all around him, and that was especially true in his dealings with the town. In his professional life, Burney helped to create the Charlotte Census tracts for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and he managed the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development program for ten years. He was a White House delegate to a conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development and a technical advisor to the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Balanced Growth.

In his personal time, Jack founded the Town Message and published several other newsletters, including one for the downtown Davidson organization. Jack provided support for town initiatives by volunteering his organizational, critical analysis, and leadership skills.

More information is available on our website at Nomination forms are available online here. The deadline for submissions is October 14, 2020.

Previous winners include:
2019 – Missy and John Kuykendall
2018 – Tony Abbott
2017-   Bill Giduz
2016 – Garfield Carr
2015 – Leamon Brice
2014 – Connie and Eddie Beach
2013 – Pam Maier
2012 – Jean Jackson and Sterling Martin
2011 – Leland Park
2010 – Ralph Quackenbush
2009 – Jane Ellithorpe
2008 – John & Paula Kelton
2007 – Scotty Nicholls
2006 – Baxter & John Fisher and Evelyn Carr & Annie Mildred Lowery
2005 – William B. Mayhew
2004 – Bernice Houston

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