Two Chapel Hill 2020 leaders will be honored Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh for their service to the community.
George Cianciolo and Rosemary Waldorf, who served as Chapel Hill 2020 co-chairs, are among five winners of this year’s Governor’s Medallion Award. They also won the Key Volunteer Award (group/team category) and the Governor’s Service Award (group/team category) at an April 15 ceremony hosted by the Volunteer Center of Durham. The volunteer center manages the program in Durham and Orange counties.
According to a news release, town officials nominated them “for their extraordinary commitment to making Chapel Hill 2020 a plan that unifies the community and reflects our collective needs.”
They led more than 10,000 people in a yearlong discussion of Chapel Hill’s future in dozens of community meetings, events and in newspaper articles.
“George and Rosemary are truly deserving of these awards,” Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said. “Their commitment and leadership played a major role in Chapel Hill 2020’s success, and it is wonderful to see their service recognized.”
Waldorf is project manager for Bryan Properties and former mayor of Chapel Hill. Cianciolo is a Duke University associate professor of pathology and former chairman of the town Planning Board.