PITTSFIELD -- The Berk shire Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2012 Francis H. Hayden Memorial Award.
The award will be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The award will be given to a northern Berkshire County resident who has made a significant contribution to the economic, social and/or cultural improvement of any or all of the communities of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, New Ashford, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown.
Candidates will be judged on the basis of volunteer efforts rather than any measure of success in the field in which they are normally employed.
Nominations will be solicited from individuals and organizations in the Northern Berk shire area. A detailed statement of qualifications to ac company the nomination form is requested. Specific support information will be an invaluable aid to the selection committee.
Judging is based on a point system. Points will be awarded on the basis of exceptional leadership, personal sacrifice, the importance of the project to the community, challenges and creative uses of available resources. The individual at taining the greatest number of points above 40 will be declared the winner.
Now in its 43rd year, the Hayden Award has been presented annually since 1969. It was established to honor the memory of Francis H. Hayden, former Chamber president. The first recipient
Nominations are due at the Chamber on or before Mon day, Nov. 5.
For further information or to request a nomination form, contact Christine Hoyt, 413-499-4000, ext. 126, choyt@ berk
shirechamber.com, or log onto www.berkshirechamber. com.