The Community Leadership awards honor the commitment and service of individuals but also the hundreds of people at the businesses and organizations who as a team are diligent contributors to their missions and our quality of life in Jefferson County.
The Awards Ceremony will be held at the American Legion, March 25, 2023.
Nominations are being accepted for the following award categories:
- Business Leader of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Rising Entrepreneur
- Young Professional of the Year
- Future Business Leader
Business Leader of the Year Award is presented to an individual that 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.
The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose extraordinary public service has made a positive impact on the community and is generally considered a lifetime achievement award.. This individual has chosen to give back to the community and to serve others. The Jefferson County community is a better place because of the efforts of this individual.
Rising Entrepreneur Award is 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 was a catalyst for job creation, smart growth/development, or economic improvement in Jefferson County.
Young Professional of the Year Award (YPN) is 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) is awarded to a High School Senior who displays leadership qualities every day- qualities like honesty, integrity, dependability, respectfulness, and compassion. This student succeeds in academics as well as community service and serves as a role-model of their peers.