Do you know a local person or community who deserves regional recognition? The Green River Area Development District invites you to nominate them for a 2012 GRADD Annual Award. 

Since 2002, GRADD has honored three individuals each year with Regional Excellence Awards: 

• The Charles Reid Regional Citizenship Award is presented to a citizen from the public or private sector who has played a major role in regional development efforts. 

• The Texal Brooks Regional Leadership Award is presented to a current or former GRADD Board or committee member who has demonstrated  outstanding regional leadership. 

• The Wendell Ford Legislative Leadership Award is presented to a local, state or national elected official who has dedicated his/her life to working with legislative issues and services for our region’s citizens.

 Established in 2008, the GRADD Community of the Year Award honors a city or county who has initiated significant efforts to improve the quality of life for their residents. 

“Our region’s greatest natural resources are our people and communities,” said GRADD executive director Jiten Shah. “These awards allow us to shine a spotlight on progressive citizens and innovative local governments.” 


The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 17th. Winners will be announced at the 44th GRADD Annual Dinner on Monday evening, September 17th, at the Hines Center in Philpot. 

To obtain award nomination forms, please visit us online at or call (270) 926-4433.

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