NCCJ Citation Award Nomination Form

About the Award

Since 1964, NCCJ has honored local leaders with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award for 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 across the Triad, especially Greensboro and High Point. NCCJ’s Citation Award Selection Committee meets each spring to consider all active nominations, after which NCCJ’s Board of Directors select the honoree from the nominees presented to them by the Selection Committee. Nominators will be notified shortly thereafter.

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 Piedmont Triad 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);

  • If a nominee has been honored with the Citation Award in another community, only their work in the Piedmont Triad 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

  • Submissions will remain active nominations for 3 years. You may submit additional supporting materials to add to an application 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 background materials that illustrate the work of your nominee (example: resumes, biographies, news articles or award citations). These are optional but strongly encouraged. You can also include up to three (3) letters of recommendation.

(Have more than 3 attachments? Email them to Erika at

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.