This annual award recognizes a Lee County citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County Government. It serves as a tribute to past and present civic activists who have devoted much of their time and energy to citizen involvement with Lee County Government.

The award was created in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Burton, who died tragically in an automobile accident. A long-time Sanibel resident and government watchdog, Mrs. Burton spent many years serving as a voice of the people to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners as well as playing an active role in Sanibel politics.

 Nomination Procedure:

Describe the civic attributes and contributions of the citizen being nominated. Include specific examples of activities.


Completed forms must be received by Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

Selection Criteria:

• Positive attitude
• Knowledgeable of the objectives and activities of county government
• Demonstrated interest in community/county government partnership
• The promotion of harmony between the community and county government


Four ways to submit the completed nomination form:


Lee County Government
c/o Missy Coon
P.O. Box 398
Fort Myers, FL 33902-0398
Download Nomination Form

Hand Deliver

Missy Coon
County Administration
Lee County Administration Building
2115 Second St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Missy Coon
Download Nomination Form


Online Nomination Form​