MANHATTAN, Kan. (PRWEB) August 17, 2020
The Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award program (https://www.civic-volunteer.com/) committee has extended the application deadline through September 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern standard time. Local government elected officials in small communities now have an additional month to nominate a civic volunteer or organization for this inaugural award competition.
The initiative will recognize 100 entries, helping to shine a spotlight on the growing need for local engagement in critical civic roles. The top three winning nominees will receive cash awards of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 for their respective communities. All 100 winning entries will receive a new CivicCMS® community website, at no charge, that includes a volunteer module to aid in future recruitment efforts.
“We have been overwhelmed by the moving stories described in the submissions we have received to date,” said Brian Rempe, chief executive officer of CivicPlus®, the competition’s primary sponsoring organization. “We also know that the top priority for elected officials across the country is the safety of their citizens, which is why we are extending the submission deadline. We hope to enable even more small-town local leaders to nominate their worthy citizens and community-based organizations to further our goal of showcasing the crucial work of these people and programs.”
Local government representatives may nominate citizens or citizen organizations for the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award using this online application: https://www.civic-volunteer.com/home/webforms/small-town-america-civic-volunteer-award-stacva-nomination-form. Nominators are asked to describe their candidate’s compelling story of local volunteerism and its positive impact on their community. CivicPlus has retained the Barton Russell Group to administer the program and judge the nominations.
The award program is open to all communities of 5,000 people or less and will close on September 15. Winners will be announced on October 1.
The Small Town American Civic Volunteer Award is sponsored by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT), Points of Light, and Main Street America.
To learn more, visit civic-volunteer.com or download our media kit https://www.civic-volunteer.com/home/pages/media-kit.