Rusk County Community Awards

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RUSK COUNTY COMMUNITY AWARDS: Criteria for Nominee Selection 

Individuals to be nominated cannot currently be an announced candidate for public office or a current public elected official running for re-election. 

Community Leader of the Year 

  • Rusk County resident or someone who works in Rusk County 
  • Never received the award before
  • Has shown community leadership in addition to his/her vocation or employment
  • Has volunteered within the community and has contributed their talents in helping others through acts of goodwill without personal gain or monetary compensation.
  • Has demonstrated an active interest and significant involvement within the community and has raised the standards of social responsibility. (Seen as a role model)

Legacy Award 

  • Rusk County resident or works in Rusk County
  • Never received the award before
  • Someone who has made an impact on the community over many years’ time
  • May be awarded posthumously

New Venture Award of the Year (Can be a business or individual) 

  • Business, individual or organization that has made an impact on the community within the last 2 years.
  • Business or individual should be based in or from Rusk County and has never received the award before.
  • Could be a new program or service or event held in Rusk County.

The Green Award (Can be a business or individual) 

  • Business or individual who has made substantial extra efforts toward environmental improvements in Rusk County.
  • Business or individual should be based in or from Rusk County.
  • Never received the award before.

Civic Organization 

  • Based in Rusk County
  • Never received the award before
  • Non-governmental group, composed mostly of volunteers
  • Demonstrate involvement in the community

Small Business of the Year 

  • Based in Rusk County
  • Have not received the award in the past 5 years
  • Small Business: 1 – 25 (FT) Employees or equivalent
  • Demonstrate involvement in the community

Large Business of the Year 

  • Based in Rusk County
  • Large Business: 26 + (FT) Employees or equivalent
  • Demonstrate involvement in the community


Rusk County Community Awards Nomination Form

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This individual would be a good candidate for the award for the following reasons (include relevant clubs, organizations, services, and places of employment that are applicable):

This business/organization would be a good candidate for the award for the following reasons:

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