This award recognizes an existing or retired employee of the Community Action Network who represents Community Action in a positive and significant manner, impacting a specific community or the Network at large, and who has taken a strong leadership role in issues affecting low-income persons. Current employees nominated for this award must be employed for at least three years by a Community Action Agency in a leadership role. Retired employees must have been employed by a Community Action Agency for at least ten years and must have served as an active member of the Network. Having made a significant contribution to Community Action (locally, statewide, or nationally) is a requirement for nominating a candidate for this award. Please specify how the nominee meets each of the above criteria.