Five Clark County residents have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award and 37 Clark County High School Seniors have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. The 2016 award recipients will be announced at a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks Building, followed by a dinner reception. The ceremony will be televised later on CVTV. For more information contact the Fort Vancouver National Trust at 360-992-1804 or visit www.fortvan.org/marshallawards.
The Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Awards, honoring the legacy of General George C. Marshall, are sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and organized by the Fort Vancouver National Trust as one of its many Celebrate Freedom programs. This is the 15th year honoring the youth in our community and the 27th year honoring our public leaders. From 1936 to 1938 when Marshall lived in Vancouver, he was a Brigadier General and served as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks. During World War II, Marshall served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He was Secretary of State (1947-1949) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.
“General Marshall’s contributions to our world, nation, and region provide a lasting example of selfless service and leadership that are in high demand today. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, strong work ethic and humility set an inspirational framework for the leaders of today and the up and coming leaders. This year, we received several outstanding candidates from across Clark County that exemplify some of the traits of General Marshall. It is inspiring to see the talented and capable leaders that live and work here in Clark County,” said Phil Haberthur, chair of the Marshall Public Leadership Award selection committee.