The Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award spotlights the growing challenge small cities and other localities face in retaining and recruiting volunteers to fill vital public service/public safety roles. These volunteer roles include elected officials, volunteer firefighters, committee and commission members that support tourism, recreation and other essential local government services.
The Volunteer Award is specifically for leaders from communities up to 25,000 population. The top 100 national honorees will be announced on November 15th and the top three winners will receive cash awards of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
The program is sponsored by the Civic Plus, the National Association of Counties, Main Street America, Points of Light, National Volunteer Fire Council and others.