Nominations for Mark W. Schwiebert Sustainability Leadership Award


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Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:43 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



A call for nominations for the 2012 Mark W. Schwiebert Sustainability Leadership Award is now open. Nominations should focus on a business, organization, or individual that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of sustainable initiatives.

The Mark W. Schwiebert Sustainability Leadership Award was established in April 2009 by the Advanced Technology and Sustainability Consortium (ATSC). It was created to honor former Mayor Mark Schwiebert for his 20 years of service to Rock Island and for his work in the area
of sustainable initiatives. The first recipient of this award was Mark Schwiebert. The 2011 award was presented to White Hydropower Co. The 2012 award will be presented at a January meeting of the City Council.

A nomination form is available by calling 732-2923 or online at www.rigov.org under city clicks. Nominations can be mailed to City of Rock Island, CED Department, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL, 61201, faxed to 309-732-2930, or sent via e-mail to chappell.mary@rigov.org. The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2012.

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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