Civic Leader of the Year Award

We are looking for an individual who, through their volunteerism and/or community involvement demonstrates a commitment to improving civic life in a volunteer, elected or professional capacity to make New Hampshire a better place for future generations. Nominees must 40 years of age or younger and must live and work in the state of New Hampshire.

A panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders from across the state will select the award recipient.

Self-nominations are discouraged. Past winners of this award are not eligible to win this award again.

2021 Nominations are open through Friday, July 16, 2021!

Please note: There is not an option to save the nomination form. If you’d prefer to print out a copy of the nomination form to prepare your answers prior to submitting, please find a copy of the questions here.

Civic Leader of the Year Award

  • Please note: To be eligible, nominees must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of nomination.
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
  • Tell us what distinguishes this nominee from their business or community peers. What is the sum of their accomplishments or leadership in NH?
  • A demonstrated commitment of time, treasure and/or talent to one or more issues/causes/organizations that are important to a local community or the state of NH; Provide evidence of measurable impact or outcome of the nominee’s civic activities; Showcase evidence of collaboration, selflessness and commitment to the project, program and/or community; List additional recognition/awards/accolades showcasing the individual as a champion of service.
  • Describe your nominee's personal vision or personal goals for civic participation addressing the questions: "Why they are committed to giving back to their community and developing their civic leadership abilities; What motivates them?"
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  • In addition to the online nomination form, please provide at least one letter of recommendation from someone that is not the nominator or a family member.
  • Though this is not required, the panel of judges may use this to make their final determinations.
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