Best of the Heights now accepting nominations
The Best of the Heights Awards, an annual recognition program presented by FutureHeights, is accepting 2013 nominations for each of its 22 award categories.
Write-in nominations will be accepted until June 15, at which time the finalists in each category will be determined. During the months of July and August, voters will have the opportunity to elect the Best of the Heights winners from the top nominees.
This voting process represents a change from previous years. In the past, all votes were cast on write-in ballots. This year, voters will select from a slate of finalists in each category. Write-in nominations, however, are still an important part of the process, as they are necessary to establish the finalists.
The finalists will be announced at the beginning of July, and the Best of the Heights Awards ceremony will be held in October. Nomination forms can be found on the back page of the May issue of the Heights Observer or at online at www.futureheights.org.
Danial Budin, a lifelong Cleveland Heights resident, is a member of the FutureHeights Board of Directors.