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Nevada City’s Senum receives Elza Kilroy Award

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Former mayor and community leader Reinette Senum has been named recipient of the 2014 Elza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce presents the Kilroy award, established in 1969, annually to a citizen whose efforts help make Nevada City a better community.

The chamber’s board of directors selected Senum for the award to honor her dedication and support of Nevada City.

Senum spearheaded the organization and implementation of the Commercial Street Boardwalk. She is also an advocate of better services and housing for the local homeless population.

“The chamber board of directors felt that she has Nevada City in her heart and will continue to help improve conditions for the homeless and her quest to keep Nevada City an enjoyable environment for all,” said Chamber Executive Director Cathy Whittlesey.

The Kilroy Award is one of the several annual awards presented by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

Other 2014 recipients are: The NCTV Foothill Films is being honored with the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award.

Beyond Fire Tribe are the recipients of the 2014 Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award. The recipient of the annual Stan Halls Architectural Award is 207-209-211 Commercial St.

The 2014 Live Music Award will be presented to the Earles of Newtown and the Angkula Seo Bridge (Deer Creek Suspension Bridge) was chosen as the recipient of the W. Lon Cooper New Construction Award

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 113th annual Installation and Awards Dinner on Jan. 31 at the Miners Foundry.

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