On March 20, the Naples City Council passed a resolution naming David Feight the recipient of the 2019 Sam Noe Award.
Mr. Feight has served on the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) since 2013. He was elected Vice-Chair in 2015 and Chair in 2018. Mr. Feight, a native of Bethlehem Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University in 1964 with a major in marketing.
His wife, Jeanne, of 53 years is also a Penn State graduate. He was employed by Armstrong World Industries, a Fortune 250 company, for 33 years. He held management positions in sales, marketing, finance and corporate development, and retired as Vice President of Business Development.
In October 2006, the City Council established the Sam Noe Award to honor service to the City of Naples by Samuel V. Noe, AICP. Mr. Noe cserved as a member of the Planning Advisory Board from 2002 to 2006.
A distinguished academic, planning consultant and advisor, Professor Noe was a strong supporter both of community revitalization and historic preservation. He became an advocate for master planning the City’s gateway at the Gordon River and worked diligently on legislation to save structures of importance to the community’s heritage.
Each year, an award is presented to a current or past member of a City of Naples appointed committee or board, including the Naples Airport Authority, in Professor Samuel V. Noe’s honor to recognize exemplary service within the mission of that body by members of the City’s boards and committees.
In accordance with the guidelines for the Award, the City Council reviewed the recommendations and selected David Feight as the recipient of the Sam Noe Award at its March 6th regular meeting.
Past honorees include Ronald Pennington, James Black, William Kroeschell, Murray Hendel, James Rideoutte, Peter Manion, Willie Anthony, Gary Price, C. Lodge McKee II, Alan Ryker, Linda Black and James Krall.
Mr. Feight has also been volunteering in the community since 2000 by serving on the Bay Shore Place Condominium, the Park Shore Association and the Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums in positions such as Board Member, President, Vice President and Treasurer.
“Ethics above all else … Service to others before self… Quality in all that we do”