Annual National Award Honors Small Town Civic Volunteers


The nation’s top 100 small town public service volunteers will again be recognized and honored for their service in the second annual Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award (STACVA) program. The nationwide program began accepting nominations July 15. STACVA recognizes extraordinary contributions by public service and public safety volunteers in small towns and counties with populations of 25,000 or less.

In addition to recognizing these hometown heroes, STACVA is designed to spotlight the growing decline in the availability of citizens to fill critical local government roles, such as county boards and city councils, volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and the many advisory committees that support other key local government functions.

STACVA is sponsored by CivicPlus®, the nation’s leading provider of technology solutions that enable local governments to optimize the experience they deliver when interacting with citizens. The program is co-sponsored by the National Association of Counties, National Volunteer Fire Council, National Association of Towns and Townships, Main Street America, and Points of Light.

Local government representatives may nominate citizens or citizen organizations for the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award using an online application that can be found at Nominators are asked to describe their candidate’s compelling story of local volunteerism and its positive impact on their community. Applications are due no later than Oct. 15 and winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.