City receives Oregon Heritage Excellence Award
The state awarded the City of Canby the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award at the May 1 council meeting for the Heritage Historical Preservation Month the City celebrated last year with the Canby Women's Heritage Trail.
"This is a tremendous honor for the city," Hodson said. "It's due to hard work and dedication from the Heritage and Landmark Commission and all of these people helping get this award for the city."
The award was given to the City for the Heritage and Landmark Commission's work last spring as the group was the first to recognize the contribution of women to the state. Students too, were inspired to contribute essays on the women who inspired them. Three essays stood out and those were read by their authors at an event to recognize the Heritage Trail. Those essays are now bound in a book that can be found in the library.
The people behind the trail and getting the award include the commission's planning committee Carol Palmer, Irene Green and Tony Crawford; Canby Historical Society members Nora Clark and Peggy Sigler; supporters Joanne McCall, president of Canby Kiwanis at the time; Canby School District and Jamie Stickel from the City.
Chrissy Curran, from Oregon's Historic Preservation Office presented the award to the mayor who announced it will be hung on the second floor of City Hall.