Joel Wolf Community Service Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

A recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria (in no particular order and with no special weight given to any single criteria):

  • Length of service
  • Impact on community needs – making a difference – real result in the community
  • Demonstration of an authentic and real change in the lives of other
  • Dedication to meeting the needs of local people
  • Reputation in the community
  • Leadership on community issues
  • Scope and/or depth of involvement in community service


Eligibility for the annual Award shall require:

  • An individual active in community service efforts who may be nominated for work done, whether volunteer or work-related.
  • The work the person is nominated for must be done in Grays Harbor County.
  • Individuals must serve the community at large.
  • United Way employees, members of the Panel of Judges or their immediate families are not eligible.
  • Nominees from previous years, who were not recipients of the Award, are eligible for re-nomination.



The nomination process shall work as follows:



The United Way of Grays Harbor panel of judges shall use the following additional selection criteria in making the annual selection in an effort to separate one nominee from another:


  • NEED                          Did the nominee contribute a needed service to the
  • ACTION                     How active and involved was the nominee?
  • INITIATIVE                Did the nominee start a new program?  Did they use new
                                        method to solve problem?  Did they initiate activities?
  • ACHIEVEMENT            Did the nominee accomplish the desired results?
  • IMPACT                   Did the nominee’s efforts produce positive change?  Did the
                                        nominee provide an example to others?
  • TIME                           Did the nominee devote and significant amount of time?
  • CHALLENGE                      Did the nominee overcome unusual challenges?  (limited
                                        resources, public perception, unusual hardship, etc.)


If you have a nominee, please log onto the United Way website, to print out the nomination form, email it, or call the office for a hard copy in the mail.  For questions, please call the United Way office at 532-6260. Closing date of nominations is May 1, 2011.