2015 Annual Awards Winners


Best Overall Program

Population Less than 25,000: Columbia Heights, MN 

Population Between 25,001 - 50,000: Highland Park, IL

Population Between 50,001 - 100,000: Suffolk, VA

Population Between 100,001 - 300,000: Tempe, AZ

Population Between 300,001 – 500,000: Tulsa, OK

Population Greater than 500,001: Phoenix, AZ



Arts and Culture

  • Population Less than 100,000: Sarasota, Florida
  • Population Between 100,001 - 300,000: Lansing, MI
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Indianapolis, IN
Economic Development
  • Population Less than 100,000: Hot Springs, AR
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Chicago, IL

Humanitarian Assistance

  • Population Less than 100,000: Duluth, MN
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: New Haven, CT
  • PopulationGreater than 500,001: Denver, CO

Youth and Education

  • Population Less than 100,000: Sonoma, CA
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Tacoma, WA
  • Population Greater than 500,001: San Diego, CA

Volunteer of the Year

Althea Musgrove Norcott – New Haven, CT

Youth Leadership

Bogdana Oliynyk – Fort Worth, TX

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