Nominations and Voting for GSSD Community Awards
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. SUBMIT YOUR NOMINEE FOR THE GREAT WORK THEY’VE DONE IN HELPING TO MAKE GERMANTOWN A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR ALL. OPEN VOTING TO SELECT THE FINAL WINNERS WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 20TH - SO GET YOUR NOMINEES SUBMITTED TODAY.
Award Categories and Nominations/Voting
The GSSD seeks to celebrate all who are making a positive impact in Germantown because that impact affects the work we do and helps our businesses succeed. Our awards are:
The Julie Baranauskas Community Advocate Award: This is given to someone who is leading the charge to bring programs, services to the community or leading the discussion on an issue related to the neighborhood or has done a project that made an impact in the district/Germantown. This is named after our board member who passed away in 2016, and was a stalwart leading and advocating in and for Germantown for many many years. SUBMIT A NOMINATION for the Julie Baranauskas Community Advocate Award
The Big Impact in Germantown (BIG) Award: This is given to a business in the district that has made a positive impact. This can be related to cleaning, beautification, marketing/advertising, improving their business signage and/or increasing shoppers to the district. SUBMIT A NOMINATION for the BIG Award
The Germantown Young Catalyst Award: This is given to someone (or a group) age 18 and younger, who has made a positive impact on the community as related to littering, sustainability, gardening/beautification. SUBMIT A NOMINATION for the Germantown Young Catalyst Award
The Changemaker Award: This is given to someone of distinguished age (over the age of 55) who has led organizations (both formal and informal groups) and positive change in the district/neighborhood. SUBMIT A NOMINATION for the Changemaker Award
Here's how it works:
Round 1: This is completely open voting. Take a look at the categories, and nominate the person, business or group that you think best personifies or is the most deserving of the ward in each category. This round is all up to you - so submit those making a difference in Germantown.
Submissions for Round 1 are done electronically and locally in person.
Round 1 is open from: October 8th - October 26th at 11:59pm EST.
Round 2: After open nominations are closed, we'll tally up the nominations and the top 3 in each category will make the finals.
Round 2 is open from October 30th - November 5th at 11:59pm EST.
If you don't have access to a computer, you can stop by the following places to use a computer for voting for Round 1 nominations and Round 2 winner selection.
Joseph E. Coleman Regional Library - 68 W. Chelten Ave.
Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books - 5445 Germantown Ave.
Villa (Sneaker Villa) - 5700 Germantown Ave.
Germantown Espresso Bar - 26 Maplewood Mall
Historic Germantown - 5501 Germantown Ave.
Chelten Market - 176 W Chelten Ave.
Friends Free Library - 5418 Germantown Ave.
Winners will be announced at the GSSD's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th!