The 15th Annual Jefferson Awards ceremony and luncheon is set to be held Wednesday, May 22 at the Corning Country Club at 12 p.m.
The awards are meant to recognize ordinary citizens for doing extraordinary things, and honor individuals for their contributions to the community and their commitment to public service.
There are typically about 15-30 nominees, and about 3-4 people selected. Nominees must reside in either Chemung, Steuben, or Schuyler county, and be at least 18 years of age.
One recipient will also be chosen to represent our region at the National Jefferson Awards event in Washington D.C. which is set to take place on June 18.
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service were established by the American Institute for Public Service, which was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard.
18 News Today Anchor Elizabeth Worthington will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
The Jefferson Awards are sponsored by the Chemung Canal Trust Company, Corning Enterprises, and WETM-TV.