The Herman Sr. & Iris B. Marable Senior
Citizen of the Month Award is named for Judge Marable's mother and late
father. The honor will be given to local senior citizens, age 60 or
older, who have participated in efforts to improve the community.
Judge Marable discussed how the idea for the award came about. "This is a spin-off of our Student of the Month program. A couple of senior citizens who heard me making a presentation about the youth award told me that they wished they had the opportunity to be recognized as well, so we are addressing this desire." Marable further explained, "It is important that we recognize and honor those seniors who have helped to build our city because we all stand on their shoulders." Judge Marable explained that he decided to honor his parents by naming the award for them because they inspired him to serve the community. "My parents were both active in the Flint community. My father was active in the Open Housing movement in the 1960's, and in human rights causes in later years. My mother helped to form a block club on our street. I was taught that giving back to the community is very important."Judge Marable's Citizens Advisory Committee will review the nominations, and will select the awardees.
PURPOSE: To recognize Flint
area senior citizens age 60 or more who have made significant efforts to
improve the quality of life in the community.
ELIGIBILITY: Senior citizens age 60 or more who are residents of Flint or Genesee County may be nominated for this award. Any person, organization, block club, church, etc. may nominate someone for this award. You may nominate yourself if you like.
NOMINATIONS: Nomination forms may be obtained from the office of Judge Herman Marable, Jr., 67th District Court, Courtroom 1, 630 South Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan 48502, or downloaded from the www.judgemarable.net website. Call 810-597-7795 for more information.
SELECTION: Nomination forms must be postmarked by the 1st of the month for consideration in that month and returned to the office of Judge Marable at the above address. Nomination forms will be kept on file for one year, and considered throughout the year. Judge Marable's Citizens Advisory Committee will evaluate and select the awardees.
REWARDS: A framed certificate recognizing this honor; a press release and photo of awardees will be sent to media outlets and posted on the www.judgemarable.net website.