Clark County seeks to honor local Luminaries

July 31, 2018
  • By Parker Perry
  • Staff Writer
Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt along with commissioners Richard Lohnes and Lowell McGlothin will honor Clark County residents with the Clark County Luminary designation. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Clark County wants to recognize and honor those in the community who give back to others without expecting anything in return.

A program created by the Board of Clark County Commissioners will honor residents who work to better the community each and every day.

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“It doesn’t take money or power to enhance the lives of others,” Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt said. “We want to celebrate those bright lights in our community – of all ages and walks of life – whose ideas, passion and spirit serve to inspire others and make Clark County a better place.”

The Clark County Luminary designation will be awarded to nine residents each year.

The public is asked to participate in the nomination process. To nominate a Clark County resident as a Luminary, contact Clark County Public Information Officer Michael Cooper by phone or e-mail (

Flax said nominating someone can be a good way to show you appreciate their hard work.

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“We know there are people doing great work in our community who fly under the radar because of their humility or the sphere of their influence,” Flax Wilt said. “We hope others will bring them to our attention as examples of Clark County Luminaries.”

The awards will be presented at a Clark County Commission meeting in April, August and December. Each Clark County Commissioner will choose one award winner every three months.