Community Leadership Awards
Join us November 14th to honor creative community leaders who make our cities beautiful and equitable.
Community Leadership Awards: Innovation Celebration
14th Annual Community Leadership Awards
Honoring Artists, Entrepreneurs and Leaders of Orange's Upward Momentum
Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm (tentative date)
Firehouse Lofts 580 Forest Street, Orange
This November, HANDS will celebrate creativity in all forms and “outside the box” thinking – the fuel driving the Valley Arts District’s economic engine. Join us for the 14th Annual Community Leadership Awards: Innovation Celebration.
The annual event will honor remarkable community builders, artists, business owners, artisans, entrepreneurs, innovators and local heroes who use their skills, creativity and passion in a collaborative effort to make our cities beautiful and equitable. The winners will be selected based on the nominees’ contributions to the residents of their local community, community-driven activities, accomplishments in their area and the creativity and originality of their contribution.
A Call for Nominations
Do you know someone or an organization who runs an intergenerational poetry night, loves volunteering, leads a youth tutoring service, plans parades or festivals, created an artist support network, or senior fitness program? These examples, provided to aid your thinking, illustrate the types of innovation to be recognized.
Download nomination form here. Complete online nomination form.
If you have experience in event planning, marketing or just have a love for community development, contact Jessica Mathelier at 973–678-3110 ext. 8 or Jessica@handsinc.org. We need assistance with soliciting donations, invitations, promotion and onsite set up.
2012 Community Leadership Awards
On November 15th, HANDS hosted the 13th Annual Community Leadership Awards: Innovation Celebration honoring remarkable community builders, artists, entrepreneurs, innovators and local heroes who use their skills, creativity and passion in an effort to make our community vibrant through innovative initiatives. Read about last year's celebration here.