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Jack Burney Community Service Award Committee Accepting Nominations

by | Aug 15, 2022

Bernice Houston – the first recipient of the award and Missy and John Kuykendall the 2019 recipients pose in front of the G. Jackson Burney plaque in Town Hall.


The Town of Davidson is now accepting nominations for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award through September 30.

The award honors G. Jackson Burney and those who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service. The annual award is presented in late November at a community event at town hall.

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 at and at Davidson Town Hall. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022.

Previous winners include:

2020- Karen Houston

2019- John & Missy 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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