Sitka Health Summit award nominations due

Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009

SITKA - The steering committee for the third annual Sitka Health Summit, "Working Together for a Healthier Sitka," is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented during this year's summit, from April 29 to May 1 at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

These awards are for Sitka residents who have made outstanding contributions in one of six categories - physical activity, nutrition, safety/injury prevention, tobacco prevention/control, holistic health and general wellness. One individual and one group to be honored in each category. We 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 community dinner, which takes place on April 29.

Each nomination should include a brief description of why this individual or group deserves an award, and it should provide us with contact information for both the nominator and the nominee, if it's available. The awards are our way to recognize and thank Sitka's unsung heroes of community wellness for their contributions to Sitka's health. Nominations should be received by Penny Lehmann no later than Monday. Nominations can be called into Penny at 907-747-3255, e-mailed to or mailed to Penny Lehmann, Sitka Public Health Center, 210 Moller Dr., Sitka, AK 99835.

Nominations also can be submitted online by going to and looking for the awards nomination link in the left-hand column.

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