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Nominations Sought For Henry Johnson Award

Sgt. Henry Johnson, Albany’s World War I hero
Composite Image by Dave Lucas/WAMC
Albany’s World War I hero Sgt. Henry Johnson.";

The City of Albany continues to seek nominations for the fourth Annual Henry Johnson Award for Distinguished Community Service.
City officials say the award is given in the spirit of the selflessness exhibited by Sgt. Henry Johnson, Albany’s World War I hero who was posthumously given the National Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in 2015.

"It was created for an Albany resident who has given their time and talent to build a better Albany."

Mayor Kathy Sheehan says Albany is looking to recognize an individual who has displayed community leadership, dedication or support in arts and history, social justice, education, or community organizing.

"So we really want to encourage you to make those nominations."

You can make them online... click HERE!

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2020

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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