NCCJ Citation Award Nomination Form

About the Award

Since 1964, NCCJ has honored local leaders with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award in recognition of their extraordinary efforts to build a more respectful, fair, and inclusive community for all of us - not just some of us.


To identify deserving candidates, NCCJ welcomes nominations from communities across the Triad, especially Greensboro and High Point.  

To be considered for the 2024 Citation Award, your nomination form must be submitted by Monday, March 25, 2024. Only nominations received by this deadline will be considered by the 2024 Citation Award Selection Committee (nominations received after this deadline will be considered in the following year).  In April, NCCJ’s Board of Directors will formally select the honoree based on the recommendations presented to them by the Selection Committee. Nominators will be notified soon after.

Note: If you want to nominate someone but you do not have all the information necessary to complete the full nomination form, please 1) go ahead and submit this form with the information you do have and then 2) contact Erika Rain Wilhite, NCCJ’s Development and Communications Director, at or 336-272-0359 x 150, for guidance and/or assistance with completing your nomination.

Eligibility for the Award

NCCJ’s mission is to build a compassionate and just community free of bias, bigotry, and racism. NCCJ does not advocate for any group or philosophy, but works to build mutual respect among all people—regardless of race, faith, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic background. Citation Award nominees must model these values in all aspects of their lives. 

All residents of the Triad are are eligible for nomination, with the following provisions and exclusions:

  • The nominee may not have previously been a Citation Award honoree in the Piedmont Triad (please see our website for a full list of previous honorees);

  • Only nominees' work in the Triad area will be considered for this award;

  • The nominee may not hold elective office except in cases when a) the individual’s term will be completed within the year, b) they have not filed for any elective office, and c) filing deadlines have closed;

  • Current NCCJ board members are generally not eligible for the Citation Award (however, in special circumstances the Selection Committee may accept nominations of current board members); and

  • Nominations will remain "active" for 3 years. You may submit additional supporting materials to add to an application packet that was submitted within the past 3 years.

Tell us how the nominee's lift and work reflect the criteria for the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award. Please answer each question and be specific. (You may attach additional sheets if necessary or if you do not wish to type your responses here, you may answer these questions in a separate document and attach it below.)

You may attach materials that illustrate the work of your nominee (example: resumes, biographies, news articles, interview transcripts or video recordings, other awards or honors they have received). You can also include up to three (3) letters of recommendation.

These attachments are optional but strongly encouraged. 

Questions? Contact Erika Rain Wilhite, NCCJ's development and communications director, at or 336-272-0359 x 150.

Thank you for taking the time to recognize the tremendous difference your nominee has made in helping to make the Piedmont Triad a better place for everyone.