The award honors the hometown heroes who go above and beyond to serve their communities. Each year, the Commission seeks the nomination of these hard-working women and men. The recipients of the FCSW Spirit of Community Awards are the embodiment of dedicated community service. Each day these extraordinary Floridians mentor children, advocate for women and families in need, empower and inspire our youth – in short, they show up and serve to and enrich the lives of their fellow Floridians. The honorees receive both a commemorative plaque and a letter of recognition from Governor Ron DeSantis.

2022 Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2022 Spirit of Community Awards are now being accepted through September 30, 2022, October 31, 2022. (Due to the impacts caused by Hurricane Ian, the deadline for submissions has been extended to October 31, 2022) by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The award recognizes meritorious women and men who have improved the lives of women of Florida and have served as positive role models for women and girls in their communities. Nominations can be made online or by completing this pdf and emailing it to For more information please contact Kim Mehr in the Commission office at 850-559-1923.

2021 Recipients

2020 Recipients