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Cleveland State Accepting Nominations for 7th Annual Community First Awards

​​Cleveland State Community College is currently accepting nominations for its Seventh Annual Community First Awards and Gala on Tuesday, September 20 at Ocoee Crest in Polk County. Each year, this event honors individuals who have a passion for giving back to the communities they serve.

Nominations are judged based on the nominees’ extraordinary commitment of time, talent, and/or treasure to the community. Anyone who lives in the Cleveland State five-county service area of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk counties, is eligible to be nominated and receive a Community First Award.

This year, there are nine different categories: Arts, Business, Education, Public Service, Volunteer Service, Non-Profit Leadership, Healthcare, Student Leadership, and Philanthropy. One nominee will be honored as the Community First Person of the Year, which will be announced at the Community First Gala.

Nominations are open to the public, and the nomination form is available online at mycs.cc/cfanominations until May 15. Although the winners of each category will be announced prior to the event, the college will keep the name of its most prestigious award, the Community First Person of the Year, a surprise until the night of the event.