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John F. Kennedy

Community Hall of Fame

The Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame has been                                                  established, is governed and supported by the Wheatland local                                                      Town Government, for the purpose of facilitating a community                                                         wide tradition of identifying, recognizing and celebrating citizens                                                             who contribute to the general benefit of the Wheatland community.                                                    There are two separate levels of citizen recognition defined                                                    within the context of the Town of Wheatland Community Hall                                                      of Fame:

    

  1. Induction as a member of the Hall of Fame 

  2. Selection as a “Volunteer of Distinction”

   

Induction as a member to the Town of  Wheatland Community Hall of Fame or being selected as a "Volunteer of Distinction" is expected to be an honor and distinction for those selected. The Hall of Fame is governed by the Town of Wheatland local Government intended to be supported by volunteers and funded by a combination of donations and sponsorships.

  

The Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame is intended to satisfy several prominent objectives, including the following:

  

  • Facilitating public engagement while promoting a positive community spirit.

  • Recognition and celebration of citizens in the community.

  • Alignment with local Town Government strategic plans and expressed desires of the Town of Wheatland Community.

 

Community Hall of Fame Charter and Governance

  

“To recognize and honor Wheatland’s most outstanding citizens who have made significant, positive, notable and/or lifetime contributions to the Town of Wheatland in the areas of community, education, recreation, civil and social services.”

 

The Community Hall of Fame is governed by the "Salute to Excellence" Committee as a supporting Committee of the Town of Wheatland Recreation Commission. The "Salute to Excellence" Committee operates in accordance with an established Community Hall of Fame Guidebook and has the responsibility for all Community Hall of Fame activities.

Community Hall of Fame candidate nomination, evaluation, selection and induction occurs on an annual cadence, starting with a call for nominations in the Spring, with the closing of nominations near the end of the Summer season, culminating with the induction of new Hall of Fame members and associated recognition in the December timeframe. General guidance is for the "Salute to Excellence" Committee to select the no more than three candidates for induction during any given year.

Community Hall of Fame Honor Roll

  

Each Community Hall of Fame inductee is honored with a plaque displayed in the Town of Wheatland Municipal Building. Select the individual inductee for a description of their recognized contributions to the Wheatland Community.

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Contributor's List

  

The following individuals or organizations are recognized for their contributions in support of the Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame:

Nominations for Hall of Fame Induction

Nominations of candidates for induction into the Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame may only be accomplished by completion of a specific nomination form, duly submitted to the Town of Wheatland by the published call for nominations deadline. Forms should be filled out in their entirety to ensure the "Salute to Excellence" Committee has the opportunity to fully evaluate the candidate.

  

  • Hall of Fame candidates may be nominated by the general public, organizations, Town of Wheatland employees or "Salute to Excellence" Committee members using established forms.

 

  • A nominated candidate MUST have been at one or more times a resident of the Town of Wheatland to be eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame.

  

  • A Hall of Fame candidate may be nominated posthumously.

  

  • A candidate's nomination for the Hall of Fame shall be valid for consideration by the "Salute to Excellence" Committee for a maximum period of three (3) years.

  

  • Multiple nominations may be accepted for a single Hall of Fame candidate, however only one nomination and nominator is required.

  

  • Contributions made by a Hall of Fame candidate shall be SIGNIFICANT IN MAGNITUDE and of NOTABLE IMPORTANCE, while making a POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY. Contributions should also be clearly tangible and understandable. In general, the contributions of a Hall of Fame candidate should have facilitated a constructive “change” associated the community.

  

  • A candidate must have contributed more than just being a recognizable individual with high local visibility; or a generally good person, such as a model community citizen.

  

  • A candidate should not have negatively impacted the community through general or specific actions outside of the scope of the contributions defined in the nomination.

  

  • Current elected local government officials and local government employees in the Town of Wheatland are not eligible for consideration, however former elected local government officials and local government employees are eligible for consideration. Active Salute to Excellence Committee members may be considered for the Community Hall of Fame, but shall not participate in the evaluation of their candidacy or the candidate selection process.

  

  • Contributions may be related to a candidate’s job or profession, but should not be directly attributable to what they are expected to do as a normal course within their job (I.e., what has the candidate done that has gone above and beyond their job expectations to show leadership, create change or give back to the community).

  

  • Membership in another community, school, industry or other recognition organization shall not be used as consideration for candidate evaluation.

 
 
 

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