If you know someone with gumption, the Charter Committee wants to hear from you.
Charter, Cincinnati’s de facto third political party, is seeking nominees for the 15th annual Charles P. Taft Civic Gumption Award. The award commemorates Charlie Taft, a longtime Cincinnati City Council member known as “the reformer who never quit reforming.”
Gumption Award winners reflect Taft’s independence and commitment to do what he believed was right, even in the face of adversity and criticism, Charter officials said.
The biennial event celebrates the accomplishments of leaders in the community who exhibit courage and common sense in leadership. 2008’s winner was the late Tommie Thompson, an advocate for housing issues that affect women, the elderly and low-income people.
Nominations are due by Sunday, March 21, although the deadline probably will be extended to Tuesday, March 23. All individuals who are nominated will be contacted by Charter.
Click here for a nomination form.