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Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird is seeking nominations for the four annual Lincoln Luminary Award, which is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on the community and demonstrated Lincoln's values. The Lincoln Luminary Award is awarded annually to a resident of the City of Lincoln who has:

  1. Displayed consistent and intentional actions over a lifetime (whether that is 8 years or 80 years) that inspire others;
  2. May be an unsung hero who may not be recognized without this award;
  3. Gone above and beyond in making an impact on the community and its citizens; and
  4. Demonstrated the values of Lincoln. Values include, but are not limited to:
  • Caring
  • Character
  • Civility
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Encouragement
  • Equality
  • Forgiveness
  • Grace
  • Giving Back
  • Gratitude
  • Honesty
  • Hope
  • Loyalty
  • Making a Difference
  • Mentoring
  • Peace
  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Sacrifice
  • Service
  • Teaching by Example
  • Team Work
  • Trust
  • Vision

To Nominate:

  1. Complete the online nomination form, or 
  2. Submit your nomination offline:

Nominations must be received by Leadership Lincoln by, November 8, 2019. 

Please contact Leadership Lincoln with any questions:  402.441.4661.

Past honorees:

  • 2018--Jim McKee and Linda Hillegass
  • 2017--Dennis and Nancy Carlson
  • 2016--Randy Hawthorne

The 2019 Luminary Award will be presented at the Winter Lights celebration Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6pm at Tower Square at 13th and "P" Streets.

Nomination Form

#1 Please describe why you are nominating this person (please be specific).
#2 Please explain how this person's actions have been consistent and intentional over his/her lifetime.
#3 Please explain how this person’s actions have impacted Lincoln and/or its citizens.
#4 Please name and explain the value(s) this person has demonstrated through his/her actions.