People who are local heroes might be considered “people of vision”. These are people among us from all walks of life who see things not as they are, but rather as they could be. They are visionaries who are singularly focused on making their communities better places. They usually have a strong, intuitive sense about what makes neighborhoods safe, lively, prosperous, and great. They know more about their communities than planners or experts because they live and work there, and this gives them the insight on what needs to be done as well as the commitment to make it happen. These local heroes know how to make sure our favorite places are loved and well-cared-for. Lasting progress in any town happens because of the involvement of these local heroes. It’s as simple as that.
Any local hero will be more than happy to share their secrets:
Our “people-with-purpose" have commitment, vision, and caring that serves us as inspiration. Whether directly or indirectly, we are blessed by our local heroes. Their stories will be highlighted on our website, and we will honor them at the Christmas Parade. Each neighborhood is different, yet local heroes all share the passion, persistence, and love necessary to make improvements. We acknowledge them for making the world better place a little bit at a time.
Submit a Hero
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Must have happened in 2017
Cannot be paid for the service or act
Community Benefit Hero
Involves substantial danger to the hero but not in the line of duty.