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Posted on: February 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Murphy Matters Outstanding Citizen Award program starts

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February 26, 2016

Murphy Outstanding Citizen Award program started

MURPHY (February 26, 2016) In an effort to recognize those residents and business owners who exemplify what makes Murphy such an excellent place to live, work and play, the City Council has instituted the Murphy Matters Outstanding Citizen Award program, according to City Manager James Fisher.

“The exceptionally giving nature of many of our residents and business owners has been truly gratifying,” he said. “Whenever any of our City departments asks for volunteers, there is never a shortage of people stepping forward. Likewise, our business partners are always ready to lend a hand with sponsorships or in-kind contributions to our programs and projects.”

To bring formal attention to the generosity of residents and businesses, the Murphy Matters program seeks to highlight the donors and present them with a token of appreciation at a City Council meeting.

Eligibility for the recognition includes Murphy residents of any age and owners of Murphy businesses. Criteria for the award covers extraordinary contributions, service, positive impact, civic pride, and volunteerism as well as any other contribution that enhances Murphy’s community life.

Candidates for the award may be nominated by filling out an award nomination form, available at City Hall, 206 North Murphy Road or by downloading the form from Forms can also be requested via email by sending a note to

“These acts of generosity occur all the time, so we are open to receiving these nominations throughout the year,” said Fisher. “Once they come in, the Mayor and I will review them.”

Those nominations that fit the criteria and are deemed worthy of recognition will be placed on the City Council agenda for presentation. The winner and nominator will be asked to attend the meeting to receive the recognition. Appropriate publicity will be provided to the local media.

“Murphy is a wonderful community made up of very generous individuals, families and business owners, and it is only proper that we recognize their selfless generosity,” he said.

Questions regarding the program can be submitted to or by calling Bailey Ragsdale, Executive Assistant to the City Manager at (972) 468-4107.


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