The Valentine launched Richmond History Makers in 2005 to annually recognize, honor and celebrate those everyday citizens and outstanding organizations that are making significant contributions to the greater Richmond region.
Public nominations are accepted each year beginning on May 1 and ending on June 30.
Nominees should be individuals, companies and organizations who are benefiting our community by mentoring best practices, leading successful initiatives and contributing positively through innovative methods.
Nominees should be selected based upon distinction in one of the following categories:
Nominee will have enhanced educational opportunities for citizens, improved academic achievement, or ensured a safe, constructive learning environment.
Nominee will have demonstrated innovation and vision in making the Richmond region a better place to live, work, or visit.
Nominee will have endeavored to bring together different entities to develop solutions that improve efficiency and effectiveness of programs across jurisdictions.
Nominee will have shown a commitment to promoting diversity, access and opportunity for all.
Nominee will have worked to address problems, develop initiatives, or pokies online make lasting improvements that result in stronger, more stable communities.
From the left: Darcy S. Oman, Jesse Oremland, Carol Olson, Ana Edwards, Paula Buckley, Ayn Welleford, Bettsy Heggie, Thelma Watson
Each of the five honorees are recognized at the annual Richmond History Makers Celebration on October 18, 2016 from 6-8:30 pm.