McLean County Everyday Hero Award 2022

 The McLean County Republicans are searching for individuals to honor for their contribution to the good of our county through the awarding of the

This award will be presented at the next Lincoln Reagan Dinner to be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington. Along with the award, a grant of $500 will be presented to a charity chosen by the award winner. 

Citizens are urged to find a worthy nominee who meets the criteria for this award. Specific criteria are listed below and in the nomination form.  

Click here to access the PDF form to nominate your Everyday Hero!

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Nominees must have been engaged in volunteer activities for a minimum of five years and benefited a community or communities in a substantial, important, or unique way.
  2. Nominees must exceed the organization or institution’s non-profit organization expectations in servant leadership in the community while demonstrating genuine passion for the needs and goals of the organization.
  3. Self-nominations are not accepted.
  4. Family members may not nominate another family member for an award.
  5. Group/team and corporate volunteerism nominations can be made by those external to the group/team or corporation/business.

Submission Requirements

  1. All nominations must be submitted on the nomination form.
  2. While we regret any inconvenience it may cause, all nominations must be typed. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. Adobe Acrobat, for free, offers typing onto this form.
  3. Two reference letters typed and signed are required for each nomination. These can be submitted via email. The nominator may not serve as one of the references.
  4. The nomination must be signed and dated by the nominator. Forms without these required, dated signatures will be considered as incomplete and not considered for the award. Verified digital signatures with dates are acceptable.
  5. Nominations must be received either by email or mail on or before 5:00 pm.

Criteria for Award

Nominee has voluntarily contributed to any nonprofit organization or institution for a minimum of five years and exceeds the organization or institution’s non-profit organization goals for volunteers in the following ways:                                          

  • Leadership in the community
  • Visionary thinking
  • Servant leadership
  • Ethics in thoughts, words, and actions
  • Genuine passion for the needs and goals of the organization


Submission Deadline - Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Awardee Contacted - Monday, April 11, 2022

Award Presented - Friday, April 29, 2022

How to Submit a Nomination

Step 1: Click here to access the McLean County Everyday Hero Award Fillable Nomination Form

Step 2: Submit your nomination via snail mail or email.

Submit by Snail Mail - Completed nomination forms are to postmarked no later than Monday, April 4, and mailed to:

McLean County Republicans

PO Box 25

Bloomington, IL 61701

Submit via email - Deadline is April 5th

Send to [email protected]

Any questions can be directed to the same email address or to Jeannie Wendt at (309) 828-3506.

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