The Onondaga Citizens League believes citizens must work in partnership with each other and with the public, private, and non-profit sectors to shape our shared future. To do so, our community needs well-informed citizens who are actively involved in the process of self-governance. The Citizens League applauds those who strive to cultivate an informed and active civic culture in Central New York.

This award honors an outstanding citizen or organization that has contributed to the field and practice of civic education in Central New York. Recipients have demonstrated understanding of and commitment to citizen education and involvement in public affairs. The award’s namesake is the founder and former executive vice president of the Citizens League who for many years exemplified good citizenship by putting much time, thought and effort into strengthening civic education.

The award is presented annually at the OCL Annual Meeting.

Submit nominations for the 2015 award here by March 30.

Lee Smith