The annual Initiative Awards celebrate individuals or organizations who are developing or preserving jobs, preserving open land, or promoting the rural character, beauty and ecological health of the environment and livable communities within the Avon Hills. Nominees are evaluated on the significance of their contribution to the well-being of residents, workers and visitors of the Avon Hills.
Public Service: Individuals or civic leaders who have provided an extraordinary community service to the Avon Hills.
Conservation & Land Stewardship: Individuals or organizations who have contributed in a significant way to conservation and preservation efforts in the Avon Hills.
Business: Individuals or companies whose actions reflect the mission and vision of the Avon Hills Initiative, especially creating or retaining high quality jobs and pursuing sustainable development.
Lifetime Service: Those whose contributions represent a lifetime of commitment to the well-being of citizens, communities, and the rural environment of the Avon Hills.