Chamber of Commerce awards Seven Hills teacher
Seven Hills School teacher Steve Davis has been named recipient of the 2012 Elza Kilroy award for outstanding community service.
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce presents the prestigious Kilroy award annually to a citizen whose efforts help make Nevada City a better community.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors selected Davis for the award in honor of his Bicycle Recycle project that teaches kids the practical skills of repairing bikes that are then donated to the homeless. The project gives the students a sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life.
The Kilroy Award is one of several annual awards presented by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Other 2012 recipients are:
— Miriam Morris, honored with Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award. Morris was recognized for her devotion to the beautification of Nevada City. She has volunteered her gardening talent to the Robinson Plaza and is currently working on Calanan Park.
— Paul Emery, recipient of the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts award. Emery, an accomplished musician and producer of many local theater productions, was recognized for his continuing support of Nevada County’s theater arts.
— The Ol’ Republic Brewery, recognized with the Stan Halls Architectural Award for its renovation of the Ol’ Republic Brewery located at 124 Argall Way in Nevada City.
— Well known musician Ivan Najera, recipient of the Chamber’s 2012 Live Music Award. Najera is a very popular frequent local performer.
— The Hirschman’s Pond Park/Trail, recognized with the New Construction Award, as it has become a great recreational attraction to Nevada City.
The award winners were nominated and selected by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
The awards will be presented at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce 111th Installation and Awards Dinner Feb. 2 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.
Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling the chamber office at (530) 265-2692.
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