In an effort to foster civic cooperation and leadership among citizens and employees, Cambridge Mayor Francis H. Duehay '55, yesterday established The City of Cambridge Service Medallion of Honor and Award for 1981.
The city will present in October a medallion and a $1000 stipend to the Cambridge city employee and resident making the most outstanding contributions to the community in 1980-81. The city may also award certificates of merit to the one or two deserving entrants.
"This competition symbolizes the crucial role of the citizen in building his or her community," Duehay told a City Hall press conference, adding, "It is my hope that in initiating these awards, Cambridge will serve as a model to other cities." The awards may be annually bestowed, Duehay said, depending on the interest in this year's competition.
The Edward L. Bernays Foundation, Inc. will contribute the awards in memory of Doris Fleischman Bernays, an early feminist and long-time Cambridge resident.
Recipients of the awards must be nominated in writing by June 30. A Jury of Award--comprised of people representing Cambridge business, labor, ethnic, academic, civic and religious concerns and including President Horner--will select the recipients.