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Nominations Open Now for Polk Visionary Leader Award

Deadline is April 15

Polk Vision has announced that nominations are open for the Polk Visionary Leader of the Year Award, a recognition in honor of community members who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in advancing, and inspiring others to advance, the shared Vision of improving the overall Quality of Life in Polk County through innovation and collaboration.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 15, 2024, and may be emailed to [email protected].

The award, which will be presented during the Polk Vision annual meeting on August 22, signifies positive contributions in one or more areas, which are listed as Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Community Health and Safety, Education, Economic Prosperity, Government, and Infrastructure.

Courtesy Polk Vision

Greg Littleton had the honor of presenting the Polk Visionary Leader of the year award in 2023. The awards ceremony is a highlight of the annual meeting of Polk Vision, which will take place in August. The deadline for nominating a worthy recipieint in April 15.

Every living resident of Polk County of exemplary character is a potential candidate. The nominee's age, occupation, and social standing are not determining factors. Each nominee's efforts and activities will be evaluated within context and on merit.

Successful nominees must demonstrate measurable impacts in aligning efforts to achieve shared goals, innovative solutions in tackling complex issues, an effective measurable record of achievements, and inclusion of differing viewpoints and backgrounds, according to the announcement.

Nominations should be made in the form of a narrative description of the nominee's contributions to the community. This should include the range of activities, the depth of engagement, and the results of their efforts. Nominations should clearly state in detail the significant contributions the leader has made to improve the quality of life in Polk County.

A selection committee will be reviewing submissions.

Activities that are part of the performance of the nominee's profession will be considered, but activities that go beyond the scope of the nominee's job will be more heavily weighted, according to the announcement. The quality of the outcomes will be a determining factor, regardless of the length of service.


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