The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2012 CEO’s Community Hero Awards is Friday, March 30. The event, presented by DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and The Champion Newspaper, honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact in DeKalb County through volunteerism.
Award winners will receive charitable contributions to help further their efforts in the county. Nomination forms are available online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov.
Nominations are being accepted for the following five categories:
Community Champion Award – Recognizes an individual and non-profit organization whose work has had a positive impact in strengthening communities and improving the lives of others in DeKalb County.
Environmental Change Award—Recognizes an individual and/or organization that works tirelessly to preserve, protect and raise awareness about the environment.
Youth Volunteer Award—Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a DeKalb County youth between the ages of 5-18 that exemplifies volunteerism and community service.
Neighborhood Empowerment Award—Recognizes an individual and organization that fosters civic engagement and promotes community involvement.
The Vanguard Award—Recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions most exemplify the National County Government Month theme as established by NACo each year. This year’s DeKalb theme is "Healthy Counties, Healthy Families; ONE Healthy DeKalb."
Nominations must be emailed to JohnH@dekalbchamp.com, faxed to (404) 373-7721 or received by mail at The Champion Newspaper, P.O. Box 1347, Decatur, GA 30030 no later than Friday, March 30 to be eligible for consideration. The CEO’s Community Hero Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.
For more information, contact Erica M. Brooks at (404) 371-3695 or John Hewitt at (404) 373-7779, ext. 110.