2020 Rising Star Awards

This award is presented to three Executive Directors, staff or board members that are 40
years old or younger who have demonstrated their potential, outstanding
innovation, leadership and achievement in community development.


We are looking for nominees who:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the Community Economic Development field;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the vision and core values embraced by MACDC and its members;

  • Make a substantial contribution to both the field and the community;

  • Bring innovation to their job;

  • Involve the community in decision-making and priority-setting;

  • Enhance the “sense of community”; and/or 

  • Serve as mentor to others.  

Please Submit this form, the nominee narrative, and other supporting materials by October 1, 2020.

Nominee Information

Answer limited to 3,000 characters.

Nominator Information

Supplemental Material

You may attach letters of support and documents to demonstrate the applicant’s accomplishments.