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Awards celebrate ‘Community Champions’

 

Last updated 5/4/2021 at Noon



The Sisters Country Vision Implementation Team (VIT) is sponsoring the 2021 Community Champion Awards.

Sisters Country community members can nominate any individual, business, or organization. You can submit as many nominations as you like, but you can’t nominate the same person/organization more than once, and you can’t nominate yourself.

Winners will receive gift certificates from one or more local restaurants and businesses of Sisters Country. Each individual winner prize is a $100 value, and each business/organization prize is a $200 value. By nominating a “Community Champion,” you are helping to support local businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic and related stressors in the past 12 months, as all gifts are purchased by the VIT, not donated.

The team is accepting nominations May 1-30. A total of eight “Community Champions” will be selected and announced in early June.

“After this past difficult year, spread some positivity and appreciation for a person, organization, or business who you’ve seen step up to support the community and keep Sisters Country prosperous, livable, resilient, and connected,” said VIT spokesperson Janel Ruehl.

Nomination categories for winners are:

• Prosperous Community Champions: Those people and organizations working to help make Sisters Country a more prosperous community. For example: supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs, starting or sustaining a key local business, starting or supporting new local events, or even just being a stellar local employee who always goes the extra mile.

• Resilient Community Champions: Those people and organizations working to help make Sisters Country a more resilient community. For example: those who stepped up to help coordinate PPE, local food banks and other assistance programs, wildfire response, or amazing local first responders.

• Livable Community Champions: Those people and organizations working to help make Sisters Country a more livable community. For example: those working to expand trails and recreation access, transportation options, activities for youth, or programs for aging adults.

• Connected Community Champions: Those people and organizations working to make Sisters Country a more connected community. For example: those going above and beyond to create new and creative opportunities for people to connect and engage with one another during this challenging time.

 

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