Ceremony honors 2023 Community Excellence Awards recipients

Published on March 12, 2024

2023 Community Excellence Awards winners at the Thomas Center

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in association with the Public Recreation and Park Board, Nature Centers Commission, Gainesville Art in Public Places Trust and Gainesville Cultural Affairs Board presented the 2023 Community Excellence Awards at the Historic Thomas Center in a ceremony on March 7, 2024. Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

  • Albert “Ray” Massey Citizen Volunteer Award: Monica Coker, Eric Hamacher and Ed Monahan 
  • Star Volunteer Award: Gerquon Hayes and to Sunil Parray
  • Amy Carpus Lifetime Achievement Award: Leslie E. Straub 
  • Good Neighbor Award: Scouts BSA Troop 125, North Florida Council
  • Public Art Award: Dessarae Bassil
  • Business Arts Award: How Bazar
  • Individual Arts Award: Corey T. Williams
  • Emerging Artist Arts Award: Silvana Farjado
  • Lennie Kesl Lifetime Arts Award: Anne Gilroy


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