2020 Honorary and Leadership Awards

2020 Honorary and Leadership Awards
These awards recognize outstanding leaders in the public and private sectors who are advancing economic development in their communities.

There are three steps to the IEDC Awards submission process:

1.Pay for submission(s)
2.Fill in submission form with code received in payment confirmation email*
3.Mail in any physical/supplemental submission material (optional)

Download the Honorary and Leadership Awards Packet (link forthcoming) for more information>*IMPORTANT: If you do not receive your receipt and confirmation email within two (2) business days, please email awards@iedconline.org or contact (202) 942-9483.
When
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM

Program


Friday, 31 January 2020

 
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a young, emerging leader in the economic development profession. Applicants must self-nominate and should detail their significant career achievements to date and the impact of those achievements on their economic development organization and the community as a whole, and also explain how they see these achievements contribute to the advancement of economic development as a profession.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

This award recognizes an elected official who has served as a committed advocate for economic development for at least 10 years in the public sector. Nominees must have demonstrated sustained and effective efforts to mobilize community groups and industry leaders in the development of programs and projects, played a key role in the planning and designing of new economic development activities, and displayed dedication and commitment to his/her constituency as a leader and advocate for economic development.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

This award recognizes a community or business leader, or an individual who is not an economic development practitioner, but who plays a key leadership role. Nominees for the award should have shown support for or been involved in a broad range of activities for at least 10 years and have been involved in economic development, primarily in the private sector, for the last 5 years. Nominees must have demonstrated sustained and effective efforts to mobilize leadership in the development of programs and projects, played a key role in the planning and designing of new and creative economic development activities and be deeply committed as a leader and advocate for economic development.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

This award recognizes a leader of a community institution (university, community college, hospital, local foundation or other community institution) who has made significant contributions to the community in support of economic development through their leadership, financial support, local investments, hiring, training or related activities. Nominees, though not economic developers themselves, should demonstrate a sustained effort in the promotion and support of local economic development program.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

This award recognizes an individual who has continuously led the same public or non-profit economic development organization with integrity, tenacity, and a philanthropic spirit for at least 15 years. Nominees should demonstrate a vast knowledge of the intricacies of the economic development profession and play a pivotal role in the continued success of their organization. They have not only exhibited exemplary leadership but have also worked tirelessly to develop the leaders around them and have a history of active participation with IEDC.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

This award recognizes an individual federal program director who has gone above and beyond in administering a federal economic development program.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

This award recognizes a member of Congress who has made significant contributions in the area of economic development. The award is given to a leader for his/her continuous support for economic development, and/or for intense work on a single piece of legislation.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

Fellow Member (FM) status is conferred upon active IEDC members who have attained unusual stature in the field of economic development and closely related disciplines. Unusual stature is defined as significant contributions to the profession through service to the Council and/or academic endeavors directly related to the practice of economic development.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

Honorary Lifetime Member (HLM) status is conferred upon active or former members of IEDC who have furthered the profession of economic development and have been a teacher or inspiration on the part of the profession to others in many communities.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

One individual will be recognized for lifelong commitment to excellence in economic development and demonstrated work that has made a significant impact on the profession at the national or international level. Recipients of this award embody best practices and have helped to set the standard for exemplary economic development beyond their own community.  The winner of this award will automatically become an Honorary Life Member (HLM) of IEDC.
Time
1/31/2020 - 5/22/2020 11:59 PM
1/31/2020

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