The Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight public service in America. The Jefferson Awards began as part of the American Institute for Public Service in 1972. More information about the national program can be found on the Jefferson Awards website.
The Jefferson Awards Program in Our Community:
- Locally, the program was adopted by the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors in order to highlight the value of non-profit organizations, boards, commissions, and advisory bodies, as well as individual efforts for Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement.
- Regionally, several counties and cities along with many non-profit organizations participate by holding their own local programs and submit nominees to the regional competition.
- The County encourages and applauds existing volunteer recognition programs. The Jefferson Awards will serve to further highlight the strength of our community and promote engagement in solving community problems.
The County of Sonoma is proud and grateful to these individuals for their outstanding service to our community. They exemplify the spirit of the Jefferson Award for Public Service in their Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement.