Nominations Now Open From June 1st – August 15th | Click Here For The Nomination Form

The Spirit of Community Awards 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 community.

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.

  • Nominee must be Floridian either by birth or by permanent residency and domicile.
  • Nominee must have demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
  • Nominee must have a sustained record of accomplishment.
  • Nominee must be living.
  • The Spirit of Community Award is limited to one person per lifetime.
  • Nomination must be received in the Commission office by close of business on August 15, 2024.
  • The following criteria are utilized in reviewing and judging the nominations.
    • The nominee gives freely and unselfishly by volunteering her or his time to community activities;
    • The nominee inspires others and acts as a role model;
    • The nominee has a positive impact on the direction and success of community projects, programs or individuals;
    • The nominee improves the lives of others.

Voices of Florida Women Survey

The goal of this study is to identify key issues facing women, understand critical needs women and their communities perceive as important, build trust with constituents, and highlight the diverse viewpoints of all segments of the population from across the state.

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