Townships rely on residents to serve on their volunteer boards, commissions, and committees. If your township has a population under 25,000, you can nominate outstanding civic volunteers through the national Small Town America Civic Volunteer Awards (STACVA).
The awards program, designed and managed by the Barton Russell Group, is underwritten by CivicPlus, the country’s largest local government integrated technology company. Localities represented by the top three winning honorees will receive cash awards of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively. Municipalities and counties represented by the top 100 nominees will each qualify for a free volunteer management module that can be integrated with their website to help engage, recruit, track, and retain community volunteers. They will also receive a year of free support services for the module from CivicPlus.
To nominate an outstanding volunteer in your township, fill out the online application on the STACVA website at www.civic-volunteer.com. The deadline for nominations is October 15. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.