Submit Your Nominees for the 2017 Rural Impact Awards


The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) is looking for nominations for the 2017 Rural Impact Awards. Deadline Oct. 20.

The nominations with specific criteria:


  • Rural Community Volunteer
    • Distinctive volunteer efforts
    • Understanding of community needs
    • Positive contributions impacting the economic, health, or well being of their community
    • Dedication to community
    • Overall leadership in community
  • Outstanding Rural Economic Development Award
    • Significance of jobs attracted, retained or created in relation to a community’s economic
      development objectives
    • Noteworthy, creative, or innovative techniques brought to bear on challenging economic development situations
    • The use of partnerships for leveraged resources in achieving business development goals
  • Outstanding Rural Community Development Award
    • Dedication and creativity in providing community-oriented service(s)
    • Evidence of collaboration with relevant stakeholders to resolve social problem(s)
    • The use of partnerships or leveraged resources to realize community-achievement goals
  • Rural Champion Award
    • Demonstrated wisdom and foresight in dealing with rural issues
    • Exemplary leadership
    • Ability to work with community members and organizations to understand Rural Maryland
    • Commitment to working with public servants to ad
    • dress rural community needs
    • Overall dedication to serving constituents

To submit a nominee, create a “searchable PDF,” with

  • The name of the person nominating
  • The address, telephone, and e-mail of the person nominating
  • The nominee
  • The nominee’s address, telephone, and e-mail
  • A 1-page biographical sketch of the individual
  • 3 supporters of the nominee
  • Contributions to their community (1 page)

Submit your nomination by e-mail ( to the awards committee with the subject line 2017 Rural Summit Awards Nomination.


  • Submit a nominee after Oct. 20
  • Self nominate

The awards will be presented at the 2017 Maryland Rural Impact Awards at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis. The award ceremony will commence at the Annual Executive Board Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at 7p.m.

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