Charleston Area Alliance names community award winners

Area Alliance Awards

Former Charleston councilman Rick Burka was presented with the Servant Leader Award, which honors a public servant for outstanding leadership in the Kanawha Valley community. He’s surrounded by Matthew Bond (left) of United Bank and David Ferretti of Spilman, Thomas & Battle law firm.

The Charleston Area Alliance presented 14 awards during its annual “We Love Our Community Awards” event Thursday at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

People and organizations were presented with pieces of art from Jack O’Hearn, a local artist. The awards are sponsored by Spilman Thomas & Battle and honor people, organizations and programs that “make the Charleston community stronger and brighter,” according to a news release from the Alliance.

The awardees were:

Outstanding Preservation Award: SPW Global.

Kanawha Heritage Award: Yarid’s Shoes.

Best Development Award: Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

Jeff Miller Sustainable Development Award: JQ Dickinson Saltworks.

Community Celebration Award: Restaurant Week.

Arts to the Max Award (Organization): FOOTMAD.

Arts to the Max Award (Individual): Tom Kirk.

James R. Thomas Outstanding Volunteer Award: Harry Mills.

Youth Volunteer Award: Kalan King.

Do the Charleston Award: Mary Jean Davis.

Servant Leader Award: Rick Burka.

Charleston Herald Award: Charleston Police Department and Filmanatix.

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Basham, Harry - 11 a.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

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Hopkins, Betty - 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

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Mills, Harry - 1 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston.

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Park, Emily - 11 a.m., Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg.

Rice, Katherine - 1 p.m., Bigson Freewill Baptist Church, Van.

White, Ella - Noon, Charleston Baptist Temple, Charleston.