Milley Awards winners at the 20th Anniversary Celebration. Courtesy image.

What do the likes of red rocker Sammy Hagar, pioneering comedian Mort Sahl, acclaimed writer Joyce Maynard, Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir and Throckmorton Theatre founder Lucy Mercer all have in common? They’ve all won Milley Awards for Creative Achievement, the annual honor doled out to locals for their contributions to literary arts, visual arts and performing arts (film, theater and dance), as well as contributions to the artistic community.

The 12-member Milley Awards Board of Directors is now seeking nominations for its 2016 edition. You can pick up a nomination form at City Hall, the Mill Valley Library, the Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce and several Mill Valley arts-related businesses. Nominations remain in force for three years, and can be renewed and improved.

The submission deadline is April 18. Judging by a panel of judges from the community will take place in late May. Awardees will be announced in early summer, and the awards will be given at 22nd Annual Milley Awards gala dinner ceremony on October 23 at the Mill Valley Community Center. The Milley Awards are sponsored by the Mill Valley Art Commission.

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