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What are the Community Awards?

The Delta Township Community Awards Program was created to help recognize the significant contributions our citizens and businesses make to our community, celebrating their accomplishments. It highlights those individuals that have gone above and beyond to make Delta Township a great place to live, work and play.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel.

 


Program Awards

The awards program seeks nominations from members of the community in each of the following categories.

The Citizen of the Year Award honors a selected individual citizen whose extraordinary contributions go “above and beyond” to enhance the quality of life and general reputation of the Township.

The Young Person of the Year Award is limited to high school seniors (whether the traditional high school or home-schooled) who have made a positive contribution to the community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in academics, music, arts, athletics, etc., or has successfully faced personal challenges. A $2,000 academic scholarship, sponsored by the Delta Side Business Association will be awarded to the recipient.

The Community Organization of the Year Award honors a select group or organization for their dedication in serving and promoting Delta Township through volunteer contributions that have impacted the quality of life in Delta Township, provided leadership over a period of years, thereby contributing to the township’s character, and/or made a valuable contribution that has enhanced the quality of life for residents of Delta Township.

The Business of the Year Award honors a select Delta Township businesses or business person who has been responsible for exceptional outcomes among businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations; OR, have served as a role model for other business; OR, have gone above and beyond the scope of business to support and promote Delta Township. The goal is to promote shared community interests and encourage business harmony within the township and amongst entities of the Greater Lansing Region.

Nominees must meet the criteria listed on the nomination form(s) linked below. All nominations must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 27, at 5 p.m. Nominations may be submitted through the online entry form or a printable PDF version is also available. If you choose to fill out a hard copy nomination, please return it via email to Linda Wells at lwells@deltami.gov, by mail to the Manager’s Office, 7710 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917, or via fax to 327-1703.

 


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available! The Delta Township Community Awards program is a success due in large part to our sponsors and in return, we go out of our way to make sure you receive maximum visibility and impact for your investment! The support of the community is integral to this event and it simply could not be achieved without that support. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out our sponsorship form at the link below. A committee member will follow-up with you to ensure you have a positive sponsorship experience. If you have any questions, please contact the Mary Worland at 323-8590 or via email at mworland@deltami.gov for more information.

What kind of publicity can I expect?

Your name and sponsorship level will be included on the Community Awards page of the Township’s website, included in social media posts about the event, appear in the Township’s monthly e-Newsletter “Talk of the Township,” and on promotional fliers for the event. Additionally, signage recognizing our sponsors will be displayed during the event and will also be highlighted in the event program. Gold, Platinum, and Diamond sponsors will be included in print or digital media ads and mentioned in interviews that are given.

What are sponsor donations used for?

There are many ways that donations are used directly related to the Community Awards reception. The Young Person of the Year award is presented to a local high school senior, and the recipient receives a scholarship to continue their education beyond high school and sponsor donations cover this cost. Other donations are used for the expenses of the reception including refreshments, flowers, publicity, printing expenses, awards, etc.

Sponsorship Levels

Diamond Level ($5,000 or more):

  • Opportunity to address event attendees
  • Recognition in all media ads and interviews
  • Logo placement on signage, event program, and online publications
  • One reserved table at the event with company name prominently displayed
  • Eight (8) complimentary tickets to the event

Platinum Level ($2,000):

  • Recognition in all media ads and interviews
  • Logo placement on signage, event program, and online publications
  • One reserved table at the event with company name prominently displayed
  • Six (6) complimentary tickets to the event

Gold Level ($1,000):

  • Recognition in all media ads and interviews
  • Logo placement on signage, event program, and online publications
  • One shared reserved table at the event with company name prominently displayed
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to the event

Silver Level ($500):

  • Logo placement on signage, event program, and online publications
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the event

Bronze Level ($250):

  • Group recognition on signage, event program, and online publications
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the event

Patron Level ($100):

  • Recognition on event program and online publications
  • One (1) complimentary ticket to the event
Sign me up!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor fill out our online sponsorship form below or you may download our brochure and return it to the Manager’s Office no later than October 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the manager’s office at (517) 323-8590 or via email at mworland@deltami.gov for more information.

Nomination Forms

Past Nominees

Past Nominees 2006 to Present

 


Past Award Recipients

  • 2017 Award Recipients
  • 2016 Award Recipients
  • 2015 Award Recipients
  • 2014 Award Recipients
  • 2013 Award Recipients
  • 2012 Award Recipients
  • 2011 Award Recipients
  • 2010 Award Recipients
  • 2009 Award Recipients
  • 2008 Award Recipients
  • 2007 Award Recipients
  • 2006 Award Recipients
Delta Township Community Awards Sponsorship Form
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