Call for Nominations
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is pleased to accept letters of nomination
for the 2022 T.E. Veitch Community Service Award.
All nomination materials must be received by the Partnership office by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
The most prestigious recognition of community service by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership each year is the T.E. Veitch Community Service Award. The award recognizes community service and outstanding civic contributions by an individual to Starkville and Oktibbeha County. This year’s recipient will be recognized at the Partnership Annual Banquet on January 31, 2023.
Nominations for the award may be made by either organizations or individuals. This form lists the criteria for nomination and former recipients. We hope you or members of your organization know someone deserving of such recognition and will submit a nomination.
Please submit 10–15 digital photographs along with the letter of nomination as outlined by the criteria below.
Criteria for Selection
To be considered for the award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Dedicated to service above self
- Continued involvement in community affairs
- Community involvement must enhance the common good of Starkville/Oktibbeha County in a meaningful way
- Work should be of an altruistic, voluntary nature
- Service should be clearly identifiable as worthwhile for community betterment
Letters of nomination should be specific in listing the contributions and activities that would qualify this person for the T.E. Veitch award as outlined in the above criteria. Please include complete name, and place of birth, length of residence in Starkville area, spouse’s name, children’s names and ages, places of employment and positions held, as well as memberships in civic organizations.
Describe, in your own words, why you believe this individual embodies civic involvement and community service and deserves to be considered for the T.E. Veitch Community Service Award. Additional documentation that supports this nomination may be included; however, resumes and/or vitae are discouraged.
Selection of Award Winner
The GSDP Executive Board will review the applications and select a winner. The award will be presented at the annual banquet of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.