To recognize and reward “local heroes” – individuals, consumers, public officials, or organizations – who make a positive difference in the lives of people living on a low income and impacted communities in Multnomah County.

HILLTOP Award Categories:

Individual Achievement

Given to an individual who has transitioned out of poverty and has assisted other people living on a low income to pursue personal goals and self-sufficiency. We encourage nominations of youth, elders, persons with disabilities, and those of culturally/ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Agency Staff / Volunteer Achievement

Given to an agency staff or volunteer who has demonstrated extraordinary capacity and caring in helping individuals, families and communities to resolve the issue of poverty. This work can have taken place in a variety of settings or with a diversity of population groups – youth, elders, people with disabilities, and families.

Public Official Achievement

Given to an elected or appointed official who has made an outstanding contribution to public policy in support of low-income community development or programs to assist low- income individuals and families at the local, State or Federal level.

Nominations for the 2018 Hilltop Awards must be submitted by midnight on Monday, May 28th to be considered.

A selection committee comprised of the MCCED members will meet to review submissions and select winners. The HILLTOP Awards will be presented at Multnomah County’s Annual Volunteer Award Ceremony on June 26th at 5:30 PM in the County Board Room in the Multnomah Building, Located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland Oregon.

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