Garfield Carr

Garfield Carr, a lifelong Davidson resident who served as a town commissioner for 20 years, received the Jack Burney award in 2016.

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson is now accepting nominations for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award presented annually by the town.

The award is named in honor of G. Jackson Burney and recognizes individuals who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service. The award is presented in late November or early December at a community event at town hall. Nominations are being accepted now through Sept. 28.

The release about the nomination process describes the award’s namesake as “a true friend of Davidson.” It goes on to state:

“He led a life dedicated to improving the quality of life for all around him, and that was especially true in his dealings with the town. 

“ ... He provided support for town initiatives by volunteering his organizational, critical analysis and leadership skills.”

Additional information about the award is available at, and nomination forms are available at the same site in the “burney nomination” category.


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