Murphy Matters Outstanding Citizen Award program starts

The Murphy’s City Council has instituted the Murphy Matters Outstanding Citizen Award program. This is an effort to recognize those residents and business owners who exemplify what makes Murphy a great place to live, work and play.


To bring formal attention to the generosity of residents and businesses, the Murphy Matters program seeks to highlight the donors and present them with a token of appreciation at a City Council meeting.

Eligibility for the recognition includes Murphy residents of any age and owners of Murphy businesses. Criteria for the award covers extraordinary contributions, service, positive impact, civic pride, and volunteerism as well as any other contribution that enhances Murphy’s community life.

Candidates for the award may be nominated by filling out an award nomination form, available at City Hall, 206 North Murphy Road or by downloading the form from Forms can also be requested via email by sending a note to

Those nominations that fit the criteria and are deemed worthy of recognition will be placed on the City Council agenda for presentation. The winner and nominator will be asked to attend the meeting to receive the recognition. Appropriate publicity will be provided to the local media.

Questions regarding the program can be submitted to or by calling Bailey Ragsdale, Executive Assistant to the City Manager at (972) 468-4107.

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