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Maryland Rural Impact Awards

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Rural Maryland Council
Sep 29, 2023

The Rural Impact Awards are honorary awards to recognize individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary service to communities in rural Maryland.

Awards will be given in 4 categories.

Rural Community Volunteer
Criteria include:

  • Distinctive volunteer efforts
  • Understanding of community needs
  • Positive contributions impacting the economic, health, or well being of the community
  • Dedication to community
  • Overall leadership in community

Outstanding Rural Economic Development Award
Criteria include:

  • Significance of jobs attracted, retained, or created in relation to a community's economic development objectives
  • Noteworthy, creative, or innovative techniques brought to bear on challenging economic development situations
  • The use of partnerships for leveraged resources in achieving business development goals

Outstanding Rural Community Development Award
Criteria include:

  • Dedication and creativity in providing community-oriented services
  • Evidence of collaboration with relevant stakeholders to resolve social problems
  • The use of partnerships or leveraged resources to realize community-achievement goals

Rural Champion Award
Criteria include:

  • Demonstrated wisdom and foresight in dealing with rural issues
  • Exemplary leadership
  • Ability to work with community members and organizations to understand Rural Maryland priorities
  • Commitment to working with public servants to address rural community needs
  • Overall dedication to serving constituents

Awards will be presented at the annual meeting which will held on November 13, 2023 in Annapolis, Maryland.


Eligible nominees are individuals and organizations that have performed extraordinary acts of service in rural Maryland communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

These awards are honorary.

Application process

Follow the nominating instructions listed in the criteria and guidelines document.

Email the completed nomination package to

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Health workforce · Human services · Leadership · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Maryland

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