Shining spotlight on 'unsung heroes'


Last updated 10/10/2023 at 11:12am

Sisters Country is rich in community spirit – full of citizens, business owners, civic representatives, volunteers, and organizational leaders committed to making Sisters a better place to live, work and play.

But too often, the efforts of these inspiring individuals living among us go unrecognized. The Sisters Country Vision Implementation Team (VIT) wants to change that.

The VIT has announced the 2023 “Unsung Hero Awards.” This initiative aims to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made outstanding, yet under-appreciated, contributions to our community.

The VIT is a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to advancing the goals of the Sisters Country Vision. The Vision is a forward-thinking plan, forged through extensive community engagement in 2018, that lays out 20 key strategies to foster a more prosperous, livable, resilient, and connected community (learn more at ).

Now it’s time to recognize those who quietly embody the Vision’s core principles. To be eligible for an Unsung Hero Award nomination, candidates must:

• Live, work, or regularly engage with the Sisters Country community;

• Be involved in activities aligned with the Vision’s focus areas (Prosperous, Livable, Resilient, and Connected Sisters);

• Be engaged in work that is subjectively underappreciated, unrecognized by the general public, or goes above and beyond the “call of duty.”

Nominations for the awards are open until November 5. Four Unsung Heroes will be selected —one for each Vision category — and will be celebrated in a future press release and receive a nominal award in recognition of their dedication to the community.

The “Unsung Hero Awards” represent an opportunity to showcase the exceptional individuals who make Sisters Country the thriving and vibrant community that it is.

Visit to submit your nomination.


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