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Open Nominations for Merit Awards


The Kern Council of Governments is now accepting nominations for its 23rd annual Regional Awards of Merit Program that honors individuals, organizations, and programs dedicated to improving Kern County’s quality of life through innovative and cooperative regional efforts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 6th.

Kern COG is an association of county and city governments primarily created to address regional transportation issues. Its member agencies include the County of Kern and its 11 incorporated cities. If you would like to nominate a member of our community, the application form is available online at kerncog.org. Nomination categories include: local government, community involvement, public safety, environmental resources and consideration, journalism, transportation, distinguished leadership, and lifetime achievement.

To submit a nomination: fill out the official entry form; write a description of why the individual or organization deserves a Regional Award of Merit; send by fax or mail to the Kern Council of Governments’ office or email to Robert Phipps at rphipps@kerncog.org. For additional submission info, call Mr. Phipps at 661-861-2191.

The Merits Awards ceremony will take place Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. at the Petroleum Club, 5060 California Ave, 12th Floor, in Bakersfield.

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