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Nominations Open for 2013 Richmond History Makers

The Valentine Richmond History Center invites any community member to nominate this year’s Richmond History Makers. The ninth annual program recognizes five everyday citizens and outstanding organizations that are making largely unrecognized contributions to communities within the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area.

Former First Lady of Virginia, Anne Holton

Anne Bright Holton is the wife of United States Senator and former Governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine. She served as First Lady from 2006 to 2010. Not only was she an Executive Mansion resident as First Lady, but also as a child during her father’s term as Governor from 1970 to 1974.

Former First Lady of Virginia, Roxane Gilmore

Roxane Gilmore was a very busy First Lady. Not only did she hold the demanding role of First Lady, but she was an established college professor at Randolph-Macon as well. Not to mention, in addition to her busy schedule she had two teenage (at the time) boys and an energetic dog living under the same roof as her too.

Former First Lady of Virginia, Eddy Dalton

Eddy Dalton was First Lady during the administration of Governor Dalton. As First Lady, Eddy Dalton wrote a cookbook in order to raise money for her project on helping those with mental retardation.

Former First Lady of Virginia, Lisa Collis

As First Lady, Lisa Collis focused on bringing a brighter future to families and children in Virginia. Collis has done a significant amount of work in various efforts to prevent child abuse in the U.S.