The candidate for this award should be an elected or appointed official (past or present) from within or representing the New River Valley that has made significant contributions for the betterment of the region. Focus will be on candidates that improve communities through their dedication, collaborative approach and impact. Previous award winners include: 2014- Mr. Joseph Sheffey, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors; 2015- Mr. Rick Boucher, US House of Representatives 1983-2011; 2016- Delegate Joseph Yost 12th House District in Virginia 2012-2018 and William Brown Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, retired; 2017- Chris McKlarney Giles County Administrator.

* 1. Nominator Information

* 2. Nominee Information

* 3. Please provide 2 - 3 examples of what the individual has done to impact the New River Valley.

* 4. What organizations, initiatives, or projects has the nominee been apart of that have impacted the New River Valley?

* 5. Please tell us why you think your nominee should be recognized as exemplifying the NRVRC Champion of the Valley Award category in 750 words or less. Nominations should include examples of how the candidate contributes within the context of the award category. In addition, you may want to include how the candidate impressed you or has influenced your work.