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Civic Awards

The Civic Awards recognizes the accomplishments of elected officials, public employees, other citizen groups, the news media, and individual citizens who make outstanding contributions to the community and to better government.

A private citizen, including one who has served in an appointive office or on a commission without compensation, who has made the most outstanding contribution to the cause of good government or civic betterment.
The elected or appointed public official or department head who, in addition to routine service, has brought to the office one or more outstanding innovations or contributions.
The business or organization that has made the most outstanding contribution(s) to the community.
A person, age 35 or under, who during the previous year made a special contribution to the people of King County in any of the following areas: environmental protection and preservation, agricultural preservation, transportation, human services, housing, good government, ethics in politics, or effective government administration.
A civic servant who, as an employee of some public body, has brought to the particular service one or more outstanding innovations or constructive programs.
The individual, publisher, or station that has provided the most outstanding news reporting on governmental issues or public affairs.
The individual or organization who, through appointed, elected, commissioned, or volunteer service, has contributed significant leadership to the region in the examination of regional public policy problems and solutions.
An individual who, while serving in a public office other than local government, has made a significant contribution to the enhancement of local government.
An individual or organization that has made significant contributions towards full and fair civic engagement.


Nominate an individual or business for a Civic Award:

The Municipal League Foundation accepts nominations for the above categories year-round, with selections generally occurring in January.  Nominate someone today by submitting your nomination online!

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