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By: Jeremy DeighanSeptember 27, 2023

Now Accepting Nominations for “Extra Mile Heroes”

November 1 is Extra Mile Day, and Mayor Jerry Marco wants to hear nominations from the public.

According to Extra Mile America, the organization coordinating this program, the purpose of Extra Mile Day is to celebrate the capacity that everyone must create positive change in their families, organizations, and communities by “going the extra mile.” On Extra Mile Day, mayors of more than 500 cities across the nation will recognize three individuals or organizations in their local areas that “go the extra mile” in volunteerism and service.

On this November 1, Elkins will once again be one of those cities. Please submit nominations for this recognition to Mayor Marco by email. Your email should include:

  • The nominee’s name (can be a person or an organization from the Elkins area)
  • Two-to-four sentences describing why this person/organization was selected as an extra-mile hero

Please submit nominations no later than October 14. Email nominations to the mayor’s office by using the contact information below:

Mayor’s Executive Secretary
Liz Roberts
lroberts@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1110
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

Previous extra mile heroes include:

Chad Ware, who worked tirelessly to keep our town safe during the pandemic.

Rev. Jeremiah Jasper and Mike Brooks, who worked hard during the pandemic and before to ensure that the weekly Common Ground Meals at the Woodford Memorial UMC never stopped.

Our Town and its group of volunteers, who are constantly working to improve the Elkins area by celebrating the arts, promoting community-building activities, and organizing public festivals and entertainment events.

Citizens Promoting Community, a group of like-minded citizens whose goal is to create community through events and fundraising.

Missy McCollam, the director of The Old Brick Playhouse in Elkins, who serves with deep love and compassion for people of all ages, making sure that they know that “everyone is different, and everyone is important.”

Additional Resources:

Extra Mile American Foundation
https://extramileamerica.org/

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