Volunteer of the Year Nomination

MEDA considers anyone who is not employed as a full-time economic developer as a volunteer. For the purposes of this award, nominees will be considered for their involvement in economic development during the previous calendar year or their work with an economic development organization over a period of years not necessarily limited to one project or one year.

Nominations for Volunteer of the Year are made by MEDA members to the Awards Committee, which then makes a recommendation to the MEDA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors then votes on a winner, who will be invited to attend the MEDA Annual Conference.

Instructions:
  • Complete and submit the online form below.
  • Each award submission must be entered into the form below and has a 1,200 word limit.
  • You may nominate more than one individual.
  • Include your reason for nomination in the space provided below, and describe why the nominee should receive the Volunteer of the Year award.
  • DEADLINE: Friday, December 8, 2017
Each of the following criteria must be addressed:
  • Whether the unpaid position was through election or appointment
  • Years of service in the Maryland economic development community
  • Service to the community and/or specific economic development agency/activity
  • Leadership skills demonstrated
  • Special achievements

*These criteria are also what the selection will be based upon.
Using the point system, 0 = poor/no information, 1 = fair, 2 = good, 3 = excellent; for a total of 21 possible points.

Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form

  • Nominee Information

  • Reason for Nomination

  • Years of service in the Economic Development community [in Maryland and elsewhere] - 250 word limit
  • Leadership positions held within the Maryland Economic Development Association - 250 word limit
  • Leadership positions within the economic development community at large - 250 word limit
  • Specific project involvement resulting in economic growth, including increased capital investment and employment for Maryland - 250 word limit
  • Contributions to professional development - 250 word limit
  • Special achievements - 250 word limit
  • Nominating Member Information