March 2, 2015

Nominations Sought for Community Action Awards; Due March 16

The County’s Community Action Board is seeking nominations for several awards that recognize individuals and organizations that have made a difference in reducing poverty or by advocating for low-income residents.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 16. Nomination forms are available online. For more information or for a paper copy of the nomination form, call the Community Action Agency at 240-777-1697.

The following awards will be presented at the board’s annual Community Action Month Celebration and Volunteer Event on Tuesday, May 19:
  • Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for an Organization – for promoting self-sufficiency for adults in the County.
  • Gerald J. Roper, Sr. Community Action Award for a Youth Organization – for helping to improve future success for youth and develop leadership skills. Youth-led organizations receive extra points in the review process.
  • Marcia Plater Community Action Adult Volunteer Award – recognizing an adult whose volunteer services or advocacy efforts help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Marcia Plater Community Action Youth Volunteer Award – honoring a youth volunteer whose services or advocacy efforts help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.

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