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River City Recognition Awards

Each year in September, the Lawrence Board of REALTORS® honors two recipients with the long-standing River City Recognition Award.  2021 will mark the 29th year, and 30th set of Awards presented, which go to a person/group who has made a Humanitarian Contribution in the Community, and to a person/group who has made an Architectural Enhancement in the Community.  Who will YOU nominate for a 2021 LBOR River City Recognition Award? The Nomination Form is available HERE.

2020 Award Recipients:

Humanitarian Contribution in the Community: Meg Heriford, Ladybird Diner and Ladybird Diner Pantry

2020 Architectural Enhancement in the Community: Women of Color Mural - Lawrence Public Library

2019 Award Recipients:

group of people with awards

2019 Architectural Enhancement in the Community: Mike Logan

2019 Humanitarian Contribution in the Community: Fields & Ivy Brewery

Make a nomination now for the 2021 LBOR River City Recognition Awards. The Nomination Form is available HERE

The LBOR gave out the first River City Recognition Award in 1993.

  • In May of 1993:
    • The Architectural Award was presented for the project at 110 McDonald Drive, which had been the old All-Star Dairy.
    • The Humanitarian Award went to the Celebration of Cultures. 
  • In November of 1993:
    • The Architectural Award was presented to Douglas County Bank. 
    • The Humanitarian Award was presented to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). 

A complete list of awards presented over the years is available HERE

LBOR "Of the Year" Award Recipients:

2020 Award Recipients:

 

  • Newcomer of the Year: Becky Orth; Stephens Real Estate
  • Good Neighbor Award: Randy Russell; Stephens Real Estate
  • Distinguished Service Award: Caren Rowland; McGrew Real Estate
  • Salesperson of the Year: Libby Grady; Stephens Real Estate
  • REALTOR® of the Year: Kimberly Williams; McGrew Real Estate
  • Rising Stars: Each of these agents was nominated by their Brokers and achieved a minimum of $2 million in sales production, or 12 transactions in their first full year as a real estate professional.
    • Josh Coulter; KW Integrity
    • Michelle Roberts-Freeman; Stephens Real Estate
    • Natalie Macy; KW Integrity
    • Becky Orth; Stephens Real Estate
    • Kellan Weathers; McGrew Real Estate

 

2019 Award Recipients:

2019 Award Recipients

Front row, left to right:

Newcomer of the Year; David Dunn; Stephens Real Estate

REALTOR® Emeritus Status; Ida Lewis; Stephens Real Estate

Distinguished Service Award - Mary Jones; McGrew Real Estate

Back row, left to right:

Good Neighbor Award - Pat McCandless; Stephens Real Estate

Salesperson of the Year - Mickey Stremel; KW Integrity

REALTOR® Emeritus Status - Pat Flavin; McGrew Real Estate

REALTOR® of the Year - Susan Parker; Platinum Realty

2018 Award Recipients:

2018 Award Winners

Pictured from left to right:

Distinguished Service Award - Dennis Snodgrass; McGrew Real Estate

Newcomer of the Year - Janet Breightaupt; McGrew Real Estate

REALTOR® of the Year - Greta Carter-Wilson; Keller Williams Integrity

Salesperson of the Year - Holly Garber; American Dream Realty

Good Neighbor Award - Ryan Desch; Stephens Real Estate

2017 Award Recipients:

2017 Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right:

Newcomer of the Year - Alejandra Guzman; McGrew Real Estate

Salesperson of the Year - Sarah Dreiling; Keller Williams Integrity

REALTOR® of the Year - Crystal Swearingen; Keller Williams Integrity

Good Neighbor Award - Thomas Howe; McGrew Real Estate

Distinguished Service Award - Debbie Morgan; Stephens Real Estate 

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