BOONE, Iowa—Charles Irwin was selected to receive the first Community Dedication Award from the City of Boone. Mayor John Slight made the presentation during the opening ceremonies for Pufferbilly Days Thursday. Irwin was selected for his contributions to the community and county during his time as the Executive Director of the Boone County Historical Society. During his comments, Slight noted that Irwin brought Boone County history to life through events like the recognition of the anniversary of the women’s suffrage march. Irwin thanked his family and all those that helped with so many programs and projects. He said he was blessed to be able to a part of two great jobs in Boone. First, the Executive Director of the Historical Society and currently as an instructor at DMACC.
The Boone Community Dedication Award was created by the city to recognize citizens for various commitments to the community. Categories include starting new and innovative programs that help maintain and grow our local treasures, inspire and lifelong support to the professional development of Boone in any number of areas and spearheading the effort at the local, regional and national level to help grow our community and make it accessible to everybody choosing to live here and call it home. Applications are taken during late spring and the Boone City Council and Mayor vote on the nominees. More information on the program is available here on the Boone City website.