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Ethical Leadership Awards

Each year, we highlight and celebrate the positive impact of ethical leadership in our community by bestowing this award on an exemplary leader. Our purpose is to provide visible recognition of their outstanding service as well as continue to encourage ethical leadership throughout our communities. 

A candidate for the Ethical Leadership Award, in addition to performing at one's highest professional level, has a track record of exemplary ethical behavior and makes decisions based on the highest of ethical standards, regardless of outcome. To submit a recommended candidate, go to the application below:

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Award Information

Nomination Process

To nominate someone for this award, please write an essay of up to 500 words specifically addressing how the nominee has demonstrated a consistent track record of ethical leadership in their family, career and community.

Anyone can nominate someone for the award and no individual may win the award without receiving an official nomination.

Past Leadership Award Winners


Judge Michelle Heward


Ed and Lois Douglas


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For questions or additional information, please contact Chuck Holland at