PLATTSBURGH — The Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival Committee is seeking nominations from the community for the “Spirit of Ianelli” Award, which will be presented on Saturday, July 6, during the 42nd-annual festival.

The award was established in 2010 in honor of the late Mayor John Ianelli, former mayor of the City of Plattsburgh and co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1977.

The honor is bestowed upon one individual — sailor or landlubber — who exemplifies the same “community does matter” spirit that inspired Mayor Ianelli over 40 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day," a press release said.

The past honorees are: 2018, Leigh and Stephens Mundy; 2017, Janet Duprey; 2016, Gordie Little; 2015, Local Law Enforcement of Clinton County; 2014, Kit and Sally Booth; 2013, Bob Wallet; 2012, Roger Harwood; 2011, Matt Spiegel; 2010, Bob Pooler.

Forward your nomination, no later than Thursday, June 6, to

Include your name and phone number, as well as, your nominee’s name, address and phone number, the release said, "and provide specific examples that illustrate their community spirit and dedication to protect and enhance the wonderful quality of life we enjoy on Lake Champlain."

The “Spirit of Ianelli” Award will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Mayor’s Cup awards ceremony at the Naked Turtle on Dock Street.

"Hosted by Sunrise Rotary and the City of Plattsburgh, the Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival is celebrating its 42nd year as Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain," the release said.

The four-day celebration includes a sailing regatta, post-race BBQ and awards ceremony, as well as live outdoor music, family and kid's activities, and much more.

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