Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd presented the 2012 Meridian Neighborhood Star Awards last week during a public ceremony and reception at City Hall.
These annual awards recognize Meridian residents for being exceptionally committed to preserving, maintaining, and improving the quality of life and safety in their neighborhoods and the broader Meridian community.
These unsung heroes have each, in their own way, shown unusually strong dedication to their neighbors, neighborhoods, and community, and are deserving of our appreciation and recognition, said de Weerd in a press release.
Each was nominated for the recognition by a neighbor or neighborhood association.
Among those recognized:
Dan Olson, Baldwin Park
Guy Colwell, Castlebrook
Lisa Bain, community volunteer
Rick and Roma Herriott, Fieldstone Meadows
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue
Jim Rosetti, Meridian Greens
Bob and Jeanmarie Wheeler, Tustin
Frank Thomason, The Valley Times
Bob Kobza, Bedford Park
Brady Murray, community volunteer