Nevada City builder, investor and Chamber of Commerce leader Gary Tintle has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Col. William H. “Bill” Lambert Award.
The Lambert Award award is presented annually by the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City to recognize outstanding contributions to Nevada City and the Nevada City way of life. The award is named in honor of the late Col. William H. Lambert, founder of Nevada City’s annual Constitution Day Parade.
The Marching Presidents announce the award each year on the eve of the annual parade, in which they participate. This year’s 46th Annual Constitution Day Parade rolls through the downtown historic district beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Tintle and his wife, Patti, will join the Marching Presidents in the parade. Following the parade, presentation of the Lambert Award will take place at the Marching Presidents annual post-parade awards banquet at Miners Foundry.
“Gary Tintle has put his heart, soul and pocketbook into Nevada City,” said Marching Presidents founder David Parker, who will present the award. “When you look around at the history and beauty of downtown Nevada City, his mark is everywhere.”
“I believe in community involvement and I believe in Nevada City,” said Tintle, who has worked as a local contractor and developer for more than 30 years and has been deeply involved in Nevada City for the past 15 years.
He built the historically authentic 100 Union Street Building in partnership with Robinson Enterprises Inc., replacing an old closed gas station that had become an eyesore, and also provided most of the costs and labor for building the city’s adjacent Robinson Plaza park.
The Tintles are partners with Ken and Kay Baker in the Alpha Building, which is currently being developed into a multi-use retail and office complex; in the Kidd-Knox Building at Broad and Pine streets, which includes the new Haven Underground music center; and they also own the Friar Tuck’s building which they rebuilt following the 2003 fire. The partners recently acquired the Bank of America building on Commercial Street.