Community Recognitions Program

Community Recognitions Program


This year, Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber will highlight the beauty and diversity of the 79th Assembly District by providing the opportunity for constituents to submit nominations for honorees in a wide range of categories. Constituents may submit one small business and/or one community leader for each category by the deadlines listed. The community leader must reside in the 79th AD and the small business must be located in the 79th AD. An event culminating all of the honorees will take place in December 2023.

To nominate a honoree, choose the award and fill out the form with the appropriate information. You may nominate in multiple categories by revisiting this page after your submission. Please ensure that all submission fields are completed.

Thank you for helping to recognize the outstanding small businesses and community leaders in the 79th District!

February 2023
March 2023
May 2023
June 2023
September 2023
October 2023
November 2023
Any community leader or small business owned by a person of the African diaspora (African, African American, Caribbean, etc.) is eligible for nomination.

Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2023

Nominations will be accepted for women leaders in the following three categories:

Arts: Women involved in the field of arts as artists, performing artists, visual artists, and design artists. This area also includes women in management/administration levels who work with galleries, museums, cultural programs, journalism, etc.

Education: Women involved in developing and /or implementing educational programs at any level.
Health Sciences: Women dedicated to the enhancement of human health. Health sciences encompass disease prevention, health education/promotion and the provision of health care. Women who are first responders are also eligible for nomination in this category.

Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2023

Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2023

Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2023

Nomination Deadline: August 29, 2023

Nomination Deadline: September 26, 2023

Nomination Deadline: October 28, 2023

Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2023

Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2023
Nominator Information
Community Leader Honoree Information
Small Business Honoree Information
Owner Name
Unsung Hero Honoree Information