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Nominations sought for 2022 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award

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Jeffrey Clay Erlanger (Photo supplied)

The City of Madison is inviting the community to submit nominations for its annual Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award.

This award honors Jeffrey Clay Erlanger, who was an individual of integrity, passion, intelligence and civility, according to a press release from the City, and who understood that thoughtful and caring people could have very different views on how to best address our community’s many complex issues and problems. Erlanger died on June 10, 2007.

“Civility is more important than ever,” said Mayor Rhodes-Conway in a statement. “Over the course of the pandemic, we’ve seen a disturbing rise in bad behavior and unkindness. I know we can work together to build a better Madison across differences. This award honoring Jeff recognizes the legacy of a man who worked with others in a respectful manner, regardless of religious belief, race, age, sexual orientation or political affiliation. He did this in a quiet and unassuming manner and I know there are many other Madisonians doing the same.”

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness CEO Lisa Peyton-Caire was the recipient of last year’s 2021 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award.

Nominations for the award should contain detailed information regarding the nominee sufficient to allow the award committee to determine that the candidate meets the award criteria. The award committee will not conduct additional research.
Nominations must be submitted on the application and can be sent to:
Mayor’s Office
Attn: Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award Nomination Committee
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 403
Madison, WI 53703
Nomination forms may be submitted by e-mail at mayor@cityofmadison.com or via fax at 608-267-8671. Please include “Erlanger Award” in the subject line of email communications.