Community Pride Awards
We Peorians have a lot to be proud of. Let's make sure we acknowledge that this year during River City Pride 2019. We have compiled the following awards, which allow us to recognize some of our local LGBTQ leaders! These awards will be announced on Saturday July 3rd, during our pride festival!
The Wade Leadership Award
Recognizes an individual in the central Illinois community who is making strides within the LGBTQ community to represent our area and service provision both in and outside of Peoria, Illinois. This individual does this personally through their passions and/or professionally as an LGBTQ+ supportive business owner or employee. This award is to recognize excellence in leadership involving people, events, programs, projects, or teams.
The Grayeb Champion of Affirming Education Award
Recognizes an individual in the central Illinois community who demonstrates excellence, expertise, achievement and advocacy in the field of education for any age. Educators and proponents of the local education system demonstrate support of growth, learning, and creativity in young learners, and also prepare them to be responsive to a changing society with culturally appropriate and progressive curriculum.
The Equality Plays in Peoria Leadership Award
Recognizes an individual, group, or business in Peoria that has excelled in teaching, service, or scholarship and fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. Their work has made a significant impact in their area of work, service, and community. They have built meaningful partnerships within the LGBTQ+ community and amongst organizations to create sustainable community impact.
The River City Pride Business Award
Recognizes a locally-owned business in Central Illinois that is supportive of the LGBTQ+ community and fosters diversity in its work and its patrons. This business also promotes a positive professional environment to its staff and employees. This award is available to any business present in Peoria, but local businesses are encouraged to be recognized!
The River City Pride Arts and Entertainment Award
Recognizes artists and local studios who support diversity in the arts through their craft. Their work has positively impacted the LGBTQ+ community in central Illinois. This award is open to all arts, including but not limited to literature, music, drama, photography, video, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Their work has positively impacted the LGBTQ+ community in central Illinois.
Interested in nominating a person, group, or business for one of the awards listed?
Please use the link below to access the google form for nominee submissions!