Dunavant Awards Honor Public Service

The Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards, which recognizes elected and non-elected public officials, began 10 years ago as a way to counter the damage done by the Tennessee Waltz federal public corruption investigation. The awards will be presented Feb. 27 at a luncheon by the Rotary Club of Memphis East as a part of a larger continuing discussion about the nature of “good government” and why citizens should get involved in elected and non-elected positions.