THE CATEGORIES FOR COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS AWARDS

 

The Distinguished Medical Professional of the Year


The Distinguished Medical Professional of the Year award is presented to a Black male healthcare provider or leader in healthcare in Rochester who has exceeded the requirements expected of his position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement. This award honors individuals who are directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the Rochester community. This award is presented to one individual of any healthcare profession who has a notable record of achievements and service to the Rochester community.

 

The Distinguished Health & Wellness Professional of the Year


The Distinguished Health & Wellness Professional of the Year award is presented to a Black male healthcare provider or leader in healthcare in Rochester who has exceeded the requirements expected of his position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement. This award honors individuals who are directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the Rochester community. This award is presented to one individual of any healthcare profession who has a notable record of achievements and service to the Rochester community.

 

The Distinguished Educator of the Year


The Distinguished Educator of the Year award is presented to a Black male teacher or educator in Rochester who has exceeded the requirements expected of his position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement. This award honors individuals who are directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities that increase student academic achievement and enhances their educational experience. This award is presented to individuals who inspire creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom and demonstrates exemplary teaching methods and styles. This award is designed to recognize the exceptional leadership of active, front-line educators who are truly making a difference in the lives of students every day.

 

The Distinguished School Leader of the Year


The Distinguished School Leader of the Year award is presented to a Black male school leader, administrator, principal or superintendent in Rochester who has exceeded the requirements expected of his position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement. This award recognizes innovative school leaders who demonstrates the capacity to achieve success for their school and exemplifies the qualities of leadership essential for helping teachers excel and students to achieve.

 

The Distinguished Legal Professional of the Year Award


The Distinguished Legal Professional of the Year award is presented to a Black male attorney or law firm in Rochester who demonstrates exemplary leadership, professionalism and commitment to the legal profession and to the Rochester community. This award recognizes attorneys who exhibits professional excellence, engages in extraordinary activity in his or her community, and donates their time and talent to help city residents who are unable to pay for services. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.

 

The Distinguished Business Leader of the Year Award


The Distinguished Business Leader of the Year award is presented to a Black male CEO, entrepreneur, board member or executive in Rochester who has made a positive difference in the community and demonstrates unwavering support, dedication and enthusiasm for the betterment and growth of the City of Rochester. This award recognizes business leaders who have not just chosen to give their time to improve their community but who have been able to motivate, inspire and support others to do likewise. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated service that has resulted in improvements and contributions to the quality of life in our communities. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.

 

The Distinguished Tradesman of the Year


The Distinguished Tradesman of the Year award is presented to a Black male CEO, entrepreneur, board member or executive in Rochester who has made a positive difference in the community and demonstrates unwavering support, dedication and enthusiasm for the betterment and growth of the City of Rochester. This award recognizes business leaders who have not just chosen to give their time to improve their community but who have been able to motivate, inspire and support others to do likewise. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated service that has resulted in improvements and contributions to the quality of life in our communities. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.