Annual Leadership Award Nomination

We Need Your Help

At the North County Incorporated Annual Breakfast on Friday, May 17, 2024, we will present awards to individuals who have shown a strong commitment to the North St. Louis County region through their business, civic, and/or humanitarian acts. We need your help identifying these key individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 8, 2024 (incomplete applications will not be considered).

Awards will be presented in five categories:

  • The Elmer Belsha Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has a positive impact on the North County Inc. and the North County community.
  • Business Development Awards are presented to those individuals, businesses, organizations whose efforts have positively affected the economic development and business climate of the North County area.
  • Community Development Awards are presented to those individuals, businesses, organizations whose efforts positively benefit residents, youth, civic organizations, and/or others through selfless acts.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards recognize individuals or organizations showcasing exemplary dedication to diversity and equity initiatives while promoting a culture of inclusion.
  • Public Service Awards are presented to individuals, elected, appointed, or employed by a public body whose long-time service has had a positive impact on the community and/or public body they serve.

NOTE: The individual nominated must reside, own, or work for a business, organization, or institution located or working within the North St. Louis County region. Also, Nominees must be at least 18 years of age. 

View a list of past award recipients here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which category should I choose? It’s not uncommon that a nominee might fit in multiple categories. Please choose the one that best fits the nature of your nomination. All entries will be reviewed prior to judging, and category adjustments may be made if needed.
  • Can I nominate the organization where I’m employed? Yes, self-nominations by organizations are welcome.
  • Will multiple nominations increase the chance of being selected? No, one thorough nomination is best. Additional weight is not given based on the number of nominations.
  • I submitted a nomination in a past year that was not selected – should I submit again? Absolutely! With so many great entries each year, it’s always a difficult choice for our judges. We welcome resubmissions!
  • Can I nominate an organization/individual who has been recognized before? Judges will consider all submissions, but they will take into account the length of time since last recognition and whether substantial changes have occurred. Entries recognized in the past five years are unlikely to be selected again.
  • How do I know if a nominee has been recognized before? Check out the list of past honorees here.
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