The Region of Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate how local governments and partners expand opportunity and improve quality of life across our region. If you know of an innovative project, program or plan that has contributed to significant and positive community advancements and was completed during 2019, we encourage you to submit a nomination for our 2020 awards. All entries will be featured on our website as examples of innovative practice. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Nomination Form               Instructions & Award Criteria

Award Categories:

  1. Cross-Community Collaboration
    Strong partnerships and cooperation between local governments not only make our communities stronger but also demonstrate Centralina’s mission of regional collaboration. The recipient of this award actively engaged in counties and/or municipalities outside of their boundaries to develop or implement an innovative project, program or plan. Read More
  1. Local Government Innovation
    Local governments are being asked to do more with less at a time when the role of government is under increasing scrutiny. Acting strategically, governments must make optimum use of resources while being innovative and bringing value to our communities. The recipient of this award strategically developed or implemented a project, program or plan that delivers measurable value and impact at the local government level. Read More
  1. Improving Quality of Life
    The communities across the region aspire to a high-quality of life that enables people of all generations to have the amenities, services and opportunities they need to thrive. The recipient of this award developed or implemented a project, program or plan that enhances the quality of life in their community. Read More
  1. Clean Cities
    The mission of the National Clean Cities Program (locally represented by the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition) is to reduce petroleum dependence, improve air quality and expand alternative fuel use and technology. The recipient of this award is a stakeholder organization that best demonstrates leadership and excellence in clean transportation and alternative fuel activities. Read More
  1. Aging in Action
    Every day, 10,000 people turn 60 years old across the Centralina region. Centralina Area Agency on Aging serves as an advocate, leader and partner in ensuring adults can age with choice, dignity and independence. The recipient of this award serves as a leader in impacting communities so adults can age with choice, dignity and independence. Read More
  1. James D. Prosser Excellence in Government Leadership Award
    Great leaders can be found at all levels of an organization. Their leadership inspires trust, builds confidence and motivates others to invest time in achieving remarkable results for the region’s communities. The recipient of this award exemplifies and promotes excellence in government, outstanding leadership and high ethical standards. Read More

Past Region of Excellence Award Recipients
Information about our past award recipients, descriptions of the awards criteria and an overview of their winning projects can be found below.

2018 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure
2017 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure
2016 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure
2015 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure
2014 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure
2013 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure
2012 Region of Excellence Awards Brochure