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Williamsburg Mace Bearer's Award Nominations Now Open

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Williamsburg, VA – Nominations are now being accepted for the Williamsburg Mace Bearer’s Award.

The Williamsburg Mace Bearer’s Award recognizes individuals or groups who have made a lasting,

positive impact on the City of Williamsburg community. This prestigious honor is the first and only

award given by the Williamsburg City Council to community members.

Jim Joseph, longtime president of the Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg, received the inaugural

award in December 2022. This is the first year the award will be open to nominations from the public.

“Dedicated, passionate, engaged citizens have been a hallmark of the City of Williamsburg for more

than 320 years, and the City embraces this new way to recognize their contributions,” Mayor Douglas

G. Pons said. “It was an honor to recognize the contributions of Jim Joseph last year, and we look

forward to bestowing this award on another deserving member of this great community.”

Recipients of the Williamsburg Mace Bearer’s Award have made significant contributions to the City

beyond what is expected from their employment or professional roles; demonstrated creative

leadership that has positively contributed to the cohesion and unity of the City community; and

contributed significantly to an initiative that has brought positive change and added value to the City


To submit a nomination and read the full award criteria, visit

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. If an individual or organization from this

nomination cycle are selected, the award will be presented at a ceremony in December.

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