The Milton Selectboard recognized seven citizens this month as part of a national campaign to congratulate people who go the extra mile to improve their community.

The board proclaimed November 1 as Go the Extra Mile Day, an effort by the nonprofit Extra Mile American Foundation to spread the word to 400 towns in the U.S.

This is the first year the selectboard has recognized individuals and participated in the campaign.

Recognized in 2013 were:

  • Milton Artist Guild President Gisela Alpert, for working on the public art space at the Hannaford plaza and other contributions;
  • Artist Guild member Amy Cook, for her service in the Hannaford art park project;
  • Community member Annette Preiss, who originally set up the Memorial Garden at the municipal building;
  • Selectboard member Louis Mossey III, for his service on the selectboard, Regional Planning Commission and other commissions over the last decade and longer;
  • Historical Society member Bill Kaigle, for his service to the community through that group and for designing and installing the new town welcome signage and wayfinding signs at the municipal building;
  • Community member Diane Tanner, for her years of service maintaining the gardens around the municipal building; and
  • Library volunteer Emily Williams, for her tireless efforts to fundraise for the library through storing, cataloging and selling books.

The selectboard acknowledged these community members with a signed resolution at its October 28 meeting, highlighting their efforts as inspirational.

The board will make this an annual tradition to recognize those who have gone the extra mile in the past and highlight examples of service that occur from year to year.