Award nominations needed for Sitka Health Summit

Do you have a friend or neighbor you think is a fine example of a healthy role model or wellness champion? The steering committee for the fifth annual Sitka Health Summit, “Health in the Long Run,” is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented during this year’s summit, which takes place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

These awards are for Sitka residents who have made outstanding contributions or served as role models in one of six categories — physical activity, nutrition, safety/injury prevention, tobacco prevention/control, holistic health and general wellness. It will honor adults, youth, elders, policy makers, health care providers and Sitkans of all walks of life who make our community a healthier place to live. The awards will be presented during the Sitka Health Summit Awards celebration, which takes place on Sept. 29, at Harrigan Centennial Hall

Each nomination should include a brief description of why this individual or group deserves an award, and it should provide SEARHC with contact information for both the nominator and the nominee.

Nominations should be received by Penny Lehmann no later than Aug. 30. Please send nominations to Penny Lehmann via e-mail:, or telephone at 747-3255, or by mail 210 Moller Dr., Sitka, AK 99835.

To learn more about the Sitka Health Summit and check out past Community Wellness Award winners by going to


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