In 2012, in celebration of the milestone of welcoming a fifth class and to further commemorate the activities of Leadership Southern Maryland, a distinctive honor was created to recognize and pay tribute to achievements within the region in the areas of Leadership, Service, and Mentoring. The Heritage Award is LSM’s highest honor.
Presented annually, the Heritage Award recognizes individuals, businesses, and service organizations for distinguished achievements within the Southern Maryland region on a three year rotating basis. Award criteria were established for each of the three divisions and presentation of the award was integrated into the annual graduation ceremony in 2015.
This year, the honoree, individual or group, will be recognized for LEADERSHIP in the region. We are seeking nominations for a person or persons with a track record of collaborative and inclusive leadership that makes a difference in their field and community.
The LSM Heritage Award candidates are identified through nominations made by LSM alumni, current and former board members, and current class members. All nominations are reviewed by the Selection Committee, which is comprised of 3 – 5 members of the LSM Leadership Council, and the recipient will be determined based on the relevance and significance of the beneficial act or service. The award will be presented to the selected honoree on October 28, 2018, at LSM’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
The recipient of the Heritage Award will receive LSM’s signature gift – a crystal oyster shell with a pearl. The significance of the oyster demonstrates Southern Maryland heritage and the ‘gifts’ and ‘treasures’ found in our region. An engraved perpetual plaque is maintained in the LSM offices with all recipients listed, and a press release announcing this year’s recipient will be disseminated to regional print, electronic and social media, and industry circles.
Now is the time to recognize deserving candidates from the Southern Maryland region for this amazing honor. Click HERE: https://www.leadershipsomd.org/graduation/heritage-award/?blm_aid=454674 for the nomination form and submit your completed form to LSM’s administration manager, Jessica Heck at email@example.com Nominations are due August 31, 2018.