Tintle named 2012 Lambert Award winner
Gary Tintle has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Col. William H. “Bill” Lambert Award.
The Lambert Award is presented by the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City to recognize outstanding contributions to Nevada City and the Nevada City way of life.
“Gary Tintle has put his heart, soul and pocketbook into Nevada City,” said Marching Presidents founder David Parker. “When you look around at the history and beauty of downtown Nevada City, his mark is everywhere.”
The award is named in honor of the late Col. William H. Lambert, founder of Nevada City’s annual Constitution Day Parade.
The Marching Presidents announce the award each year on the eve of the annual Constitution Day parade, which this year begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in downtown Nevada City.
Tintle and his wife, Patti, will join the Marching Presidents in the parade. Following the parade, presentation of the Lambert Award will take place at the Marching Presidents annual awards banquet at Miners Foundry.
“I believe in community involvement and I believe in Nevada City,” said Tintle, who has worked as a contractor and developer for more than 30 years and has been deeply involved in Nevada City for the past 15 years.
He built the historically authentic 100 Union Street Building in partnership with Robinson Enterprises Inc., replacing an old closed gas station that had become an eyesore, His company also provided most of the costs and labor for building the city’s adjacent Robinson Plaza park.
The Tintles are partners with Ken and Kay Baker in the Alpha Building, which is now being developed into a multi-use retail and office complex and in the Kidd-Knox Building at Broad and Pine streets that includes the new Haven Underground music center. They also own Friar Tuck’s building, which was rebuilt following a fire in 2003. The partners also recently acquired the Bank of America building on Commercial Street.
Tintle, whose construction company completed the remodel and renovation of City Hall, has also been active with the former downtown association, the Nevada City Farmer’s Market, Sustainability Team, Commercial Street Boardwalk project and Save Our Downtown Courthouse. He now serves as president of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.
“People have their own opinions of Nevada City, but I’ll tell you what, I’m a big fan,” he said. “This city does a great job.”
The Tintles are longtime residents of Banner Mountain. They are the parents of a daughter, Emily; and grandparents of a grandson, Landon, 3.
Retired city manager Beryl P. Robinson Jr.
Former mayor and city clerk Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Former parade organizers George and Pat Harper
Former mayor and business owner Pat Dyer
Late real estate broker Jim Mackey
Local writer Dave Carter
Chamber of Commerce executive manager Cathy Whittlesey
Former mayor and historian Steve Cottrell
Businessman Bob Buhlis
Retired Nevada County general services director Dennis Cassella
John Christensen, a leader of community efforts to establish the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
Cartoonist Robert Crabb
Business owners Lee and Susan Thurston
Nevada City public works director Verne Taylor
The late historian Edwin Tyson
The late folksinger/activist Utah Phillips
City engineer Bill Falconi
Marching Presidents organizer Patti Foster
Retired school administrator Karen Chizek
Musician Mikail Graham
Retired county librarian Madelyn Helling
Marching Presidents founder David Parker