CITIZEN INITIATIVE AWARDS
What is the Citizen Initiative Award?
Since 1997, the Citizen Advocacy Center has taken time each year to honor and thank those who care enough about the communities in which they live to become engaged and active. These are individuals and citizen groups who identify a cause, take action, and through their energy and activism, inspire others. Some individuals are on the front lines of building democracy and some are working quietly behind the scenes. Regardless, these individuals are making a difference in the lives of many by building the infrastructure of our community institutions.
We at the Center know that in every town, state, and country there have always been individuals who have changed the landscape of civic affairs, and thereby the course of history. The people who cause this dynamic change are usually not insiders or elected officials. And they are often not widely praised, acknowledged, or even beloved for their actions at the time they are undertaken. Yet, these individuals are the pioneers of democracy.
Recipients of the Citizen Initiative Award are selected by the Citizen Advocacy Center's staff and Board of Directors upon nominations from the public at large.
Award Winners of 2011:
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