With 6 nomination forms submitted for the 2017 E.Wilson Green Award, the Executive Committee of the SRACC Board of Directors had the difficult decision to winnow the nominees for the ballot down to 3 finalists. The ballots have been sent to the SRACC Members and the winner will be announced on January 23, 2018 at the Annual Banquet.

Here is information submitted for final nominees of the 2017 E.WILSON GREEN Award:

1. Nimmie Desai:
“Nimmie Desai is the epitome of the volunteer spirit, especially here in Hardy, AR. Nimmie has personally put on and paid for a “thank you” dinner for our police and firemen. She has headed up Hardy’s Halloween bash for the children as well as allowing her employees to decorate a few of her hotel rooms for an extra Halloween adventure for our youth. Nimmie was very instrumental helping the Treasures In The Ozarks Arts N Craft show to have our event in the antique car museum, which is now our civic center. I have seen her working tirelessly at the Hardy Fire Dept event, volunteering at Hardy City Hall doing whatever the city needed. Nimmie has her full heart working to the betterment of our community. She doesn’t just talk the talk, Nimmie walks the walk every day!”

2. Charlotte Goodwin
“Charlotte Goodwin is the most deserving of this community recognition by SRACC. She has served as Chamber President twice, and she has been the Ash Flat City Recorder/Treasurer for many years. Her compassionate concern for advancing business in the Spring River area has always been genuine, sincere, and professional. Charlotte was a founding member of Eagle Fest which benefits groups and individuals. Charlotte has a friendly rapport with families and businesses and supports shopping locally. She has compassion even on Facebook.”

3. Reverend Angie Gage
“Reverend Gage is a pastor at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. She has been there a little over four years now. She is a personally wonderful woman. Her involvement with the Sharp County Ministerial Alliance the past few years as president, her leadership has lead to many community outreach projects. She has such a full and gentle heart.”