• Nominations Sought for 2021 Community Improvement Awards

    Nominations are being sought for the Huntingdon County Community Improvement Awards, recognizing excellence in development.  Awards will be considered in the following categories:  New Construction, Preservation, Community Spirit, and Special Merit.  The awards are jointly presented by the Huntingdon County Planning Commission and the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce.
     
    The award program seeks to recognize excellence in development based on both visual or design elements and environmental impact of the project.  Judges will focus on enhancement of the attractiveness of Huntingdon County, compatibility with the site and environment, creativity in design, innovation, and enhancement in the quality of life.  Finally, projects will be rated on the basis of sustainability. 
     

    • New Construction Category includes any type of new construction of buildings of all types.
    • The Preservation Category includes the restoration, preservation and/or rehabilitation of buildings of all types to retain historic character.
    • The Community Spirit Category includes the recognition of individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to Huntingdon County in the field of community development.
    • A Special Merit Award may be made for projects, persons or groups that demonstrate outstanding achievement on their own merits.
     
    Send nominations by January 6, 2021 to the
     
    Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce
    500 Allegheny Street
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Phone: (814) 643-1110
    E-mailed forms will also be accepted if sent to ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
     
    If you intend to deliver the nomination form, please email Yvonne Martin at the email address above to arrange a time.
     
    Detailed applications are due from the nominees by February 5, 2021. The nominations are judged by the Planning Commission, with awards being presented at the Huntingdon County Planning Commission’s Annual Meeting in March, or when COVID-19 restrictions allow.   
    Click here for the nomination form. Click here for the guidelines.