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Montgomery Serves Awards

This annual event, held near the end of April, recognizes extraordinary volunteers and community leaders in Montgomery County Maryland. Nominate winners for the Neal Potter Path of Acheivement Award, recognizing a life time of service; and for the Montgomery Serves Awards recognizing volunteers of the year. At the same event County Executive Ike Leggett presents the Roscoe R. Nix Community Distinguished Leadership Award. 

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Watch for nomination forms in late January!

Montgomery Serves Award

These awards recognize those who have given extraordinary volunteerism within the last year. The award is given in four categories -- individual community service, youth service (ages 18 and under), group service and corporate volunteerism.

Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award

In partnership with the Commission on Aging and The Beacon Newspapers, two residents aged 60 or better are  recognized for their lifetime of volunteer service in the County. This annual award is named in memory of former County Coucilmember, County Executive and longtime civic activist Neal Potter. 

Roscoe R. Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award

This award is presented each year at the Montgomery Serves Awards event by the County Executive to individuals who, over the course of their lives, have made extraordinary contributions to the quality of our community at the very highest levels of excellence. This prestigious award was established by County Executive Ike Leggett in 2012 to honor community icon Roscoe Nix, who gave half century of service to Montgomery County. The Nix Award is the county’s equivalent of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the local version of the nation’s highest civilian award.