DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson will present the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award to long-time Davidson residents Jean Jackson and Sterling Martin, Jr. at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at town hall.

Martin has been in Davidson since his freshman year at Davidson College in 1959.

Martin’s lifelong career in Davidson College’s physical education department was intertwined with service as scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 58, a founder of Town Day, director of the Davidson College Lake Campus and steward of the town’s natural resources as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board and Livability Board, and former board member, past president, and current committee member for the Davidson Lands Conservancy.

Jackson, who has lived in Davidson for more than 50 years, was honored for her coordination of the town and College’s sesquicentennial, special events on Davidson College’s campus, and work through Davidson College Presbyterian Church, providing bereavement support to others in the community, working on the Congregational Care Committee and serving as a deacon and Stephen Minister.

The award is named for G. Jackson Burney, who served the town primarily in planning and communications.