MPRB seeks Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream” Award nominations

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MLK “Living the Dream” Award

MPRB seeks Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream” Award nominations

Nominations due Nov. 20

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will once again be accepting nominations from the public for the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream” award. As part of the MPRB annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, the park system honors an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents. The honoree must act consistently with the teachings and examples of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the award is intended to recognize those whose work embodies Dr. King’s message of justice for all and commitment to community. Award recipients will be honored at the January 18, 2016 (6:30–7:30 pm) celebrationheld at Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center.

Past Recipients

2015: Charles E. Mays, Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Council

2014: Larry Fitzgerald Jr., Arizona Cardinals

2013: Jimmy Longoria, Mentoring Peace Through Art

2012: Reverend Jerry McAfee, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

2011: Minnesota Twins

2010: Hy Rosen, Executive Director of the Greater Lake Country Food Bank

Nominations are due Friday, November 20 for consideration. For a full description of the award criteria and to fill out a nomination form please visit www.minneapolisparks.org/events/rev_dr_martin_luther_king_jr_celebration or call 612-230-6484. You can also click the button below to download the nomination form (PDF).

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Contact

Tom Godfrey

Event Supervisor, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Phone: 612-230-6484

Email: tgodfrey@minneapolisparks.org