Do you know a southeast Michigan leader who should be honored for championing regional cooperation that makes the region’s communities better places? The Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards are looking for leaders from southeast Michigan’s seven counties – Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne – “who, in one way or another, have taken a leadership role in encouraging people and communities to work cooperatively to improve southeast Michigan,” according to the award’s website.
Any member of the public may nominate someone they admire for one of three Shining Light Awards. The Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership “recognizes an individual in the public spotlight who is taking risks and demonstrating courage to improve regional cooperation and understanding.” The Eleanor Josaitis “Unsung Hero” Award “recognizes an individual who may not have yet received the widespread recogition she or he deserves for longstanding efforts to further regional cooperation and understanding.” And finally, the Dave Bing Future Leader Award “recognizes a young adult who is involved with enhancing regional understanding and cooperation within our metropolitan community.”
The Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards, which were created by the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), will be held at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn on October 13, 2011, beginning at 8 a.m. You can make a reservation to attend the event beginning August 26.
Jennifer Eberbach is a professional journalist and writer. Find contact information on her website www.jenthewriter.info