Nominating someone for the Edward W. Santos Community Service Award is a heartfelt way to recognize and celebrate the outstanding community champions who, like Ed Santos, have made a significant impact on Plymouth.
Your nomination can help shine a light on their dedicated service.
Who Can Nominate
Nominations are open to all - individuals, organizations, and groups within Plymouth. We encourage everyone who knows a deserving candidate to take part in this meaningful process. If you're aware of someone who has gone above and beyond in serving our community, we welcome your nomination.
Nominations for the award are accepted annually from April 1st through August 31st.
How to Nominate
Nominating someone for the Edward W. Santos Community Service Award is a straightforward process. You can choose one of the following methods:
Online Nomination Form: Submit your nomination on this page while each nomination period is open.
Hard Copy Submittals: If you prefer to submit nominations through traditional mail, please send them to our postal address at P.O. Box 3595, Plymouth, MA 02361.
It's important to note that nominees should be residents of Plymouth or individuals who have made significant contributions to the community through community service. To maintain the spirit of the award, town employees, elected and appointed officials, and professionals with organizations providing services to the community are not eligible for the award.
Nominees can be individuals who have served the Plymouth community in various ways, including culture, youth, education, conservation, environment, patriotism, history, humanitarian efforts, or the arts.
Nominees shall be evaluated based on:
- Quality of Performance: Actively participating in and attending committees, and providing satisfactory presentation and/or completion of service activities.
- Impact of Service: Demonstrating how their service has led to the improvement or enhancement of a group within the community.
- Quantity of Service Contributions: Reflecting the number of service contribution hours committed to service activities and the longevity of their service.
Nominations are open to anyone, preferably from someone with first-hand knowledge of the nominee's service.
Nominees' service should primarily be in service to others and to the Plymouth community.
The Selection Process
After the nomination period ends, the Edward W. Santos Community Service Award Board of Directors carefully considers all nominations each October. The board follows a thorough evaluation process to select one deserving individual to receive the award for that year.