Nominations sought for the Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award in Barnstable

Do you know a person or organization that has worked tirelessly on behalf of the community?

Nominations are now being accepted in Barnstable for the Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award.

In 2001, the Barnstable Town Council established the Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award, in the hope that others might learn from and emulate Jane's example. Jane in her various roles as Town Councillor, member of the Board of Health, Osterville Village Association Director and farsighted community activist helped to create a standard of community service that transcends mere civic duty.

The Anne Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award is given annually to a person or organization in the Town of Barnstable in recognition of service to others in the areas of environmental protection, land conservation, health and human services, innovative community initiatives, beautification, and other appropriate areas of community endeavor.

In considering nominees, special emphasis may be placed on unsung residents who have worked quietly, without expectation of reward.

Nomination forms for the Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award may be picked up at all Town Libraries, in Town Hall at the Town Council Office and Town Clerk's Office and The Senior Center.

Nominations must be returned by April 20th.

Past recipient?s of the Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award were:

  • 2002: Barbara Crosby of Osterville
  • 2003: Jackie Fossiano of Hyannis
  • 2004: Betty Nilsson of West Barnstable
  • 2005: Paul Drouin of Hyannis
  • 2006: Shirley Blair Flynn of Hyannis

For information call Donald Grissom at the Town Council office 862-4733. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on