Community group seeks nominees

Washburn Review

The Community Resources Council is requesting nominations for non-profits, businesses, individuals and government agencies that are working to make Shawnee County a better place to live through coalitions.

“In today’s economy, we believe that coalition building is more important than ever,” said Nancy Johnson, executive director of CRC.  “We must honor and celebrate those that are joining forces to make resources go further, enhance programs and aid more people.”

The CRC will present four awards. The first will go to an individual who has been instrumental in initiating/sustaining a coalition. The second  will go to a non-profit who furthers its mission through either building/sustaining a coalition. The third will be presented to a government agency which has made the community stronger through a coalition. And finally, the fourth award will go to a business who is a leader in community coalition building.

Nomination forms are available at the CRC’s website at or by contacting Sylvia Hopper at (785) 233-1365 or [email protected]. The CRC’s Awards of Excellence luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Ramada. Tickets are $30 per person and sponsor tables are $300 and include 10 tickets. Honorary Chair is Anita Wolgast and emcee is Shannon Reilly of Topeka Civic Theatre. For more information visit the CRC website at