3 To Know: Nominations sought
1. Nominate a citizen, volunteer of the year
Do you know someone deserving of recognition? Has he or she made a positive impact on the community? Nominate them as a volunteer or citizen of the year.
The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce is calling for your nominations now. Visit marcoislandchamber.org and download the form or submit a typewritten letter with your nomination to Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 1002 North Collier Blvd., Marco Island, 34145.
Nominations must be received by Oct. 25 and should include your name and contact information as well as the person you are nomination.
The winners will be honored Nov. 30 at the annual holiday gala.
2. Shake-up in the leadership of Disney theme park resorts
There’s been a shake-up in the leadership of the Disney theme park resorts.
The head of the Disneyland Resort in California is heading to Florida to take the top position at Walt Disney World.
Josh D’Amaro will take over leadership of Disney World starting in November. He is replacing George Kalogridis, who is becoming president of segment development and enrichment and will focus on developing business initiatives.
Rebecca Campbell, a two-decade veteran of the Walt Disney Co., most recently in London, is taking the top spot at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
3. New rules dictate who can be buried at Arlington
In an effort to save dwindling space, the Army is proposing new rules to limit who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Under the current rules, the cemetery would run out of space by the mid-2050s, the Army says. The proposed restrictions would preserve the cemetery’s lifespan for another 150 years.
“Arlington National Cemetery is a national shrine for all Americans, but especially those who have served our great nation,” Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said in a statement. “We must ensure it can honor those we have lost for many years to come.”
Under the proposals, veterans who retired from active duty and were eligible for retirement pay would no longer be automatically eligible for inground burial. They would be eligible, though, for above-ground “inurnment” of cremated remains.
Those who were killed in action or received awards such as the Purple Heart or Silver Star could still receive an in-ground burial. U.S. presidents and vice presidents also would retain eligibility.
The proposed rules will now be subjected to the federal rulemaking process and published in the Federal Register, which allows the public to submit comments. If the public comments prompt no revisions, the new rules could take effect in about nine months.