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Distinguished Service Award Nominations Open Through 11/19

Believe it or not, it is time for nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Service Award from Traverse Connect! The DSA is among the region’s oldest and most-prestigious civic honors presented annually since 1929 to individuals whose extraordinary commitment to the Grand Traverse area has improved the lives of the people who live here. The list of past DSA recipients includes individuals who’ve left a permanent, positive impact on our community – some of the most recognized and respected names in local history.

Persons nominated must be residents of Traverse Connect’s five-county service area. They are not required to be investors in Traverse Connect, and anyone is invited to submit a nomination. Contributions other than purely monetary donations to the cultural, economic, and social betterment of the area are significant considerations for the award, along with character and ethics.

Nominations will be accepted through November 19. The 2021 DSA winner will be announced in December, and the annual Distinguished Service Award Luncheon will be held in late-spring 2022.