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SDAO Awards Program

Special districts and the individuals that support their efforts are consistently giving back to their communities in various ways including creating top-notch programs, offering incredible customer service, and volunteering time. The SDAO Awards Program gives recognition to these districts, board members, managers, employees and volunteers to celebrate their ingenuity, creativity, diversity, and commitment to excellence.

    2021-22 Awards Program Brochure.pdf


    Awards Program FAQ

    How do I submit an application?
    Complete the 2021-22 SDAO Awards Program nomination form. Please respond to each question, attaching additional pages if necessary. Submit completed nomination forms to SDAO, PO Box 12613, Salem, Oregon 97309-0613 or email them to Nomination forms must be received by October 1st, 2021 to be considered.

    How are entries judged? 
    The Awards Committee will review nominations in late-October using standard evaluation features such as impact for other districts, positive results, special purpose, increased safety, cost savings, improved quality of service, innovation, and community need.

    What happens if the district or individual I nominate wins? 
    Nominators and award winners will be notified in November 2021. SDAO will provide winner contact information to our videographer to schedule a date and time to do a video interview. Videos will be showcased at the 2022 SDAO Annual Conference, which will be held at The Graduate Eugene in February 2022 and on our website. Winners will also be mailed their award and a DVD copy of their video.

    Who do I contact if I have questions?
    If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Quisenberry at 800-285-5461 or email jquisenberry@