Trust seeks Marshall Leadership nominations

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VANCOUVER — Nominations are being sought for the 24th annual Gen. George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award.

Nominees must be Clark County residents, 35 or younger, with a four-year college degree. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership ability; academic achievement; and commitment to and potential for public service.

It is awarded by the Fort Vancouver National Trust.

Marshall lived from 1936 to 1938 in the house on Officers Row that bears his name. He commanded the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks.

Marshall was Army chief of staff during World War II and secretary of state from 1947 to 1949. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.

The recipient will be honored in October. The award includes a $2,200 stipend for a trip to the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Va., as well as Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C. There also will be opportunities to work with community leaders, and a scholarship to Leadership Clark County.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Forms are available at the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s website at http://www.fortvan.org, in the “news and events” listings.

Forms are available at the trust office at the O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St. Call 360-992-1804 for information.