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David Painter Receives NC’s Prestigious Elza Kilroy Award

Co-Owner of SPD Markets, David Painter has been named recipient of
the 2011 Elza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service.
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce presents the prestigious Kilroy award,
established in 1969, annually to a citizen whose efforts help make Nevada City a better
The Chamber’s Board of Directors selected Painter for the award to honor his dedication
to Nevada City and support of the local organizations in the area. Painter is a past
president of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and is currently the chair of the
programs and events committee.
“The Board felt that he really has Nevada City in his heart and the Chamber appreciates
everything he does to keep Nevada City a vibrant community” said Chamber Executive
Director Cathy Whittlesey. The Kilroy Award is one of the several annual awards
presented by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.
Other 2011 recipients are: The Searls Library Photograph collection is being Honored
with the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award.
Dave Iorns Is the recipient of the 2011 Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing
Arts Award.
The Powell House at 203 South Pine Street was recognized with the Annual Stan
Halls Architectural Award. Mark Vance Is the recipient of the Chamber’s 2011 Live
Music Award. The Deer Creek Tribute Trail was chosen as the recipient of the W. Lon
Cooper New Construction Award.
The award winners were nominated and selected by the Nevada City Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors. The awards will be presented at the Nevada City
Chamber of Commerce 110th annual Installation and Awards Dinner on Saturday,
January 28th at the Miners foundry.

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