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Community Leadership Awards


Honoring life-long service

Leadership Blount presents an annual Community Leadership Award during a special presentation each spring. The award recognizes individuals whose actions reflect Leadership Blount's commitment to life-long service. Nomination forms should include specifics describing how the nominee has served the community. Participation in Leadership Blount is not a requirement for nomination.

The Community Leadership Award recognizes sustained leadership in a variety of community positions. Nominees of the Community Leadership Award are judged on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating a sustained commitment to leadership in Blount County
  • Exercising leadership in a variety of community positions
  • Helping to develop future community leaders
  • Using leadership positions to promote the development of Blount County

PAST HONOREES

2000 Harwell Proffitt 2010 Rick Shepard
2001 Tutt Bradford 2011 Doug Overbey
2002 Dean Stone 2012 Virginia Hardwick
2003 Sue Wyatt 2013 Boyce Smith
2004 Geraldine Upton 2014 Bill Proffitt
2005 Joe Ingram 2015 Carolyn Forster
2006 Gary Hensley 2016 Dick Ray
2007 Joy Bishop 2017 Randy Burleson
2008 Fred Forster
2009 Joe Dawson

Youth Leadership Award

Established in 2012, the Youth Leadership Award is given during the Community Leadership Award breakfast in the spring. The Youth Leadership Award recognizes a Blount County student (8th - 12th grade) whose actions reflect Leadership Blount's commitment to service. Nomination forms should include specific information describing how the nominee is serving their community. Participation in Youth Leadership Blount is not a requirement for nomination. Nominations from family members will not be accepted.

The Youth Leadership Award recognizes volunteerism in a variety of community organizations. Nominees for the Youth Leadership Award are judged on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrating a commitment to community service in Blount County
  2. Serving the community in a variety of community organizations
  3. Showing leadership potential

PAST HONOREES

2012 Hannah Rials
2013 Rob Ponder
2014 Emily Huffer
2015 Savannah Kawa
2016 Taylor Drake
2017 Sam Milhollin