Anyone who works for a living knows that the people sporting the big titles, the ones basking in spotlights or secluded in the corner offices are not necessarily the same folks actually getting things done.
Often it is the people who don't seek limelight or status. They just do the work, because they are motivated and committed.
The same holds true in our communities.
There are people determined to help others, who can put ideas into action, who seem to know everyone and how to get them to contribute.
It's time to recognize these people and the contributions they make to communities across Central Kentucky.
The United Way of the Bluegrass is coordinating an effort, Bluegrass Community Connectors, to bring these civic leaders together to be thanked by the public, to connect them to each other so they can be a stronger force for improving the region.
Nominate these leaders by taking a short survey at Bgconnectors.com. The surveys, available through October, will be analyzed and 100 to 200 nominees will be brought together to share ideas.
Similar efforts in Louisville; Philadelphia; Tucson, Ariz.; and Portland, Ore., have generated new ideas and renewed enthusiasm about tackling entrenched problems.
That would be a wonderful benefit for our region.