Fayette Alliance Awards
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Fayette Alliance Awards Reception.
In case you missed the fun, we want to congratulate all of our award winners and announce the 2015 People’s Choice Award recipient — The Arboretum!
Read more below about the awards and this year’s recipients.
Join us for the Fayette Alliance Awards Reception!
Thursday, November 19th
from 7-9 pm at Ethereal Brewing
Live music following the awards presentation by local band
Hay Oats Water
Fayette Alliance Awards celebrate and recognize the people, organizations, and projects that help us achieve our mission of sustainably growing our city and promoting our farms in Lexington. Awards represent the major pillars of our mission: agricultural excellence, innovative development, and environmental stewardship. All recipients of Fayette Alliance Awards, should primarily do business, be located in Fayette County, or significantly impact Fayette County’s community or economy; and meet the criteria of the award they are given.
Fayette Alliance Vision
In addition to the criteria for each individual award, recipients must also be aligned with Fayette Alliance’s vision for Lexington-Fayette County.
Vision: Lexington-Fayette County will be the model for innovative and sustainable growth, by connecting and balancing its vibrant city with its productive and unique Bluegrass farmland.
We are proud to announce the
2015 Fayette Alliance Award Recipients:
Unlike the other Fayette Alliance Awards, the Visionary Award is given at the discretion of the Fayette Alliance Awards Committee and is not open to nominations from the public. This award is given to a project, person, or initiative that has had an enduring and widespread positive impact on Lexington-Fayette County.
The Fayette Alliance Award
Unlike the other Fayette Alliance Awards, The Fayette Alliance Award is given at the discretion of the Fayette Alliance Board of Directors. This award is given to an individual in the community for their profound leadership, dedication, and contributions to Lexington-Fayette County.
The Fayette Alliance Awards Committee and the public submitted nominees for the three Fayette Alliance awards: Agricultural Excellence, Innovative Development, and Environmental Stewardship. Once the application process closed, the Fayette Alliance Awards Committee reviewed all the nominees and selected recipients for the three award categories.
The public is invited to vote on a single overall “People’s Choice” Award from among the award recipients for Agricultural Excellence, Innovative Development, and Environmental Sustainability that were chosen by the committee. The Fayette Alliance Awards Committee may also give a Lexington Visionary award at their own discretion.
… More Details About the Individual Awards
Excellence in Agriculture Award
Agricultural Excellence represents a significant pillar of Fayette Alliance’s mission. This category will recognize key leaders, initiatives, and organizations that have a positive impact on Fayette County’s agricultural community and in turn, the promotion of our rural landscape. Nominees can come from all agricultural areas including, but not limited to: Local Food, the Equine Industry, and General Ag. Criteria that will be conisdered include:
- Commitment to Fayette County’s best agricultural interests;
- Enduring contributions to the ag-industry; and
- Development of or use of innovative techniques and practices
Innovative Development Award
Innovative Development is a essential to growing our city in a sustainable fashion. This category recognizes key leaders, projects, and initiatives that impact the development of Fayette County. Nominees can advance many types of development including, but not limited to, commercial, residential, and industrial projects in an urban or suburban context. Criteria that will be considered include:
- Efficient use of development space
- Innovative use of materials and development techniques; and
- Positively impacts the environment, economy, and/or quality of life of Fayette County citizens
Environmental Stewardship Award
Environmental Stewardship is essential to the quality of life of Lexingtonians as well as the long term health of our beautiful natural landscape. This award recognizes key leaders, initiatives, and projects that positively impact Fayette County’s environment. Nominees can advance all areas of Enviromental Stewardship including, but not limited to, Water Quality, Public Greenspace, and Sustainable Living. Criteria that will be considered include:
- Innovative use of, or development of, green technology and sustainable practices that have wide-ranging positive impacts on Fayette County’s water quality;
- Practices that follow and exceed national environmental standards;
- Practices that contribute to the recreational, ecological, or aesthetic value of Fayette County; and
- Having a commitment to making Lexington a more environmentally sustainable place