• 2021 Jefferson County Community Leadership Awards


    Jefferson County Community Leadership Awards Open for Nominations


    The Chamber of Jefferson County will host the Jefferson County Community Leadership awards on May 15, 2021 via zoom.

    Congressman Derek Kilmer will be the keynote speaker for the event.

    This year the event will honor the many leaders in our community that stepped up in response to the Covid crisis and are working toward the revitalization of Jefferson County.

    These are your community awards and service club members from throughout the area serve as the selection panel with the Chamber, the proud producers of this annual event.


    Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2021.

    • Fill out nomination online
    • Note: please prepare your information prior to filling out the online form, as the form will "time-out" after 4 minutes. Please put all information in the form itself; no attachments are accepted.

    If you cannot fill out the nomination online, you can download and send our completed PDF nomination form to admin@jeffcountychamber.org. Nomination finalists will be announced at the beginning of April.

    Awards will be presented in the following categories:

    Business Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual who demonstrates a history of vision, service and leadership for the betterment of the Jefferson County Community. This individual has built a legacy of building other leaders along the way. This individual has established a reputation of character, trust and leadership for others to emulate.

    2019 Business Leader of the Year Nominees

    Citizen of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual whose extraordinary public service has made a positive impact on the community. This individual has chosen to give back to the community and serve others. The Jefferson County community is a better place because of the efforts of this individual.

    Rising Entrepreneur Award

    Presented to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to business and economic development. This individual embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking that will lead Jefferson County to sustained economic prosperity. The contribution and leadership of this individual is a catalyst for job creation, smart growth/development, or economic improvement in Jefferson County.

    Young Professional of the Year Award

    Awarded to the young professional who demonstrates excellence, creativity and valuable service in their business to improve the quality of life for others in the community. They serve as a role model for their peers and our community youth.

    Future Business Leader Award (youth)

    Awarded to a high school senior who displays leadership qualities everyday – qualities like honesty, integrity, dependability, respectfulness and compassion. This student succeeds in academics as well as community service and serves as a role model to their peers.

    The program is an annual recognition of the dedication and engagement of Jefferson County’s residents and employees

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