Thurgood, who served as mayor from 1986 to 1991, will receive the 2004 Mayor's Award in Humanities from the Utah Humanities Coun-cil, during the Sept. 16 meeting of the Utah League of Cities and Towns.
Thurgood was nominated for the award in recognition of his leadership in documenting and preserving Syracuse's history and for his years of civic and cultural service to the community.
While Thurgood was in office, the city began its Heritage Days celebration. Thurgood was also instrumental in forming the Syracuse Historical Commis-sion.
Its members wrote a book about the city's history.
Even after leaving office, Thurgood remained active in the community, leading the museum foundation, which raised more than $500,000 to build the Syracuse Museum and Cultural Center.
The foundation also built Heritage Lane behind the city offices.
The lane features a walking path and 110 markers with names of the city's early settlers.