Do you know a community leader who operates discreetly? An innovative thinker who works to improve society with no regard for recognition or thanks?
The United Way of the Bluegrass believes it's high time those people are recognized and thanked, and is asking for the public's help to find them.
The public is being asked to submit nominations for Bluegrass Community Connectors, a program coordinated by United Way of the Bluegrass to recognize behind-the-scenes civic leaders and bring them together to see what they can accomplish as a group.
The project has helped create diverse think tanks in communities across the United States, including Louisville; Philadelphia; Tucson, Ariz.; and Portland, Ore.
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A community connector is defined simply as someone who "gets things done," according to a news release from United Way. Nominees should be innovative, motivated and dedicated, and they should have an abundance of integrity and concern for the common good.
If you know someone in Central Kentucky who fits the bill, nominate them by taking a short survey at Bgconnectors.com. The surveys will be analyzed, and 100 to 200 nominees will be brought together to meet and share ideas.
The project is sponsored by PNC Bank, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Insight Media, Ashland Inc, WKYT, WTVQ, the Herald-Leader, the Georgetown News-Graphic, AARP, KEMI, Smiley Pete Publishing, KyForward, Columbia Gas, Trapp Communications, Scott United and United Way of the Bluegrass.
The survey will be open through the end of October.