2017-11-30 / News

Nominations trickle in for Great Person Award

It’s time for the Courier’s Great Person Award nominations.

Each year we ask our readers to tell us who has influenced their lives. There are no special qualifications for the Great Person Award – it’s simply to honor those who make this community a special place to live.

Your Great Person may be the person who hands you your morning coffee daily with a smile on her face. It may be the volunteer who works tirelessly for an area nonprofit. It may be a teacher who spends that extra moment helping you, or a police officer who coaches your child’s basketball team. The award is meant to be a thank you for all they do during the year.

The winner will be interviewed for a newspaper story.

There are two steps in the Great Person Award process – nominations and then voting.

Nominations will be accepted through noon, Friday, Dec. 8. A ballot of everyone nominated will be printed in the Dec. 14 edition.

Two nominations have been submitted so far.

Biddeford resident and former city coun- cilor Bob Mills nominated Jim Godbout, also a Biddeford resident, “for his overwhelming dedicated passion to our city and schools. I personally thank him for the work he’s participating in at Waterhouse Field and other projects throughout Biddeford.”

Sen. Justin Chenette nominated Rob Biggs, executive director of Saco Main Street, a downtown revitalization organization.

“Rob Biggs has been instrumental in reinvigorating Saco’s downtown development organization, Saco Main Street,” Chenette wrote in his nomination. “As a board member with this organization, I’ve seen firsthand Rob’s commitment to Saco’s growth and devotion to its people. From putting in late hours planning major community events, to personally decorating our downtown, to promoting the very best our small businesses have to offer, Rob goes above and beyond the call of duty to make Saco the place to live, work, and play. His can-do attitude is infectious and makes me want to be better and do more. I’m pleased to nominate him for the 2017 Great Person Award.”

Voting will end at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, and the winner will be announced in the next edition.

How can you nominate a Great Person? It’s simple:

 You may nominate a person by mailing an explanation to Mainely Media LLC, 457 Alfred St., Biddeford, ME 04005. We need to know the address and phone number of each nominee and we need to know your contact information in case we have questions (this information will not be printed). Feel free to attach a longer explanation about why you nominated a Great Person.

 You may nominate a person electronically by emailing it to editor@inthecourier.com or faxing it to 282-4339.

 We also are happy to accept nominations dropped off at our office, 457 Alfred St. in Biddeford.

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