These awards are intended to highlight outstanding achievements in four categories:
- The Diamond Mission Award for Outstanding State Community Action Program
- The Diamond Champion Award for Outstanding Community Action Employee
- The Diamond Leader Award for Outstanding Community Action Agency Employee, Managerial
- The Diamond Empowerment Award for Outstanding Achievement in Self-Sufficiency
Each agency can submit one nomination for each category. Please note: All Diamond Award nominations must either be made by the agency’s executive director, or made with the express approval of the agency’s director. The deadline for Diamond Award nominations is April 12.
Nominations will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Judges will review narrative descriptions of each nominee’s accomplishments and select winners in each category.
Please feel free to provide photographs, copies of media coverage, and other supportive evidence of the impact made by the nominated programs and staff members.
All individual nominees will receive a certificate of recognition. Category winners will receive a trophy. All nominees and winners will be recognized during the 2019 ACAAA Annual Conference Closing General Session being held at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock on Friday morning, May 17.