The Community Involvement Awards were developed in 1975 to recognize volunteers in Washington County for their outstanding volunteer service. This year marks the 43rd year of recognizing volunteers for their commitment and is a testament to our community’s collective commitment to volunteerism. Thanks to the continued service of individuals, families, groups, and employers, our community remains strong, rich, and vibrant.

The Community Involvement Awards provide an opportunity for the Washington County Board of Commissioners to recognize how volunteers contribute to the strength of the community. Each year, volunteers in Washington County contribute millions of dollars of service to our communities. We salute all volunteers for their invaluable contributions of time and talent to benefit our community!

Please note: All nominees must reside in Washington County or engage in volunteer work in a community of Washington County.

Award Categories
The categories and eligibility requirements are detailed below.

Lifetime Award
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Youth Volunteer Award
Group/Family Volunteer Award
Exemplary Employer Award
Legacy Award

Nomination Process
Please complete our Community Involvement Nomination form no later than February 23, 2018.

Selection and Award
The Community Involvement Awards selections committee is comprised of award recipients from previous years, the Community Thread Board of Directors and staff, and representatives from Washington County. Only one nomination from each category will be selected to receive the award. Community Thread reserves the right to honor more than one nomination in the case of a tie.

Awardees will be notified and interviewed for communication materials. Awardees will be recognized during a Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 17 in conjunction with National Volunteer Week. Community Thread will also recognize awardees at the organization’s Celebration of Connections on April 17. All nominees and nominating organizations will be publicized during National Volunteer Week, April 15-22, 2018.

Past Recipients
View the list of 2017 CIA Recipients here. For a list of CIA recipients in past years, click here.