1. Individuals nominated for the Grindstone Award should be cited for activities outside those connected with his/her employment.2. The award will recognize accomplishments or overall community service to the city of Berea.3. Such an award shall be determined primarily on services and benefits rendered to other people or for other objectives, over and beyond excellence in one's own profession, business service or enterprise, and extended over a period of two or more years.4. The candidate must actively participate in several community-oriented projects that are beneficial to the community as a whole. The welfare of the community should be of primary importance to the candidate.5. Emphasis should be given to accomplishments achieved within the last few years.6. The most consideration should take into account what the individual has done to make our community a better place in which to live and for what he/she has done through outstanding achievements, service or support of the citizens.7. Residency in the City of Berea need not be part of the criteria, but should be given serious consideration.8. The candidate must be living at the time of nomination and selection, and may not have been a previous recipient.