CivicCMS, a COST Associate Member, has announced a program to recognize small-town civic volunteers and volunteer organizations that are making a difference in their community. The Small-Town America Civic Volunteer Award
will recognize 100 entries, helping to shine a spotlight on the growing need for local engagement in critical roles like board and committee members, volunteer firefighters, election volunteers, recreation assistants, and others. The top three winning honorees will receive community cash awards of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 for their respective communities. A new community website will be awarded, at no charge, in the name of all 100 winning entries, including a volunteer module to aid in future recruitment efforts.
Local government representatives may nominate citizens or citizen organizations for the Small-Town America Civic Volunteer Award
using this online application
. The award program is open to all communities of 5,000 people or less and will launch June 1 with applications due no later than August 15. Winners will be announced on September 15.