THE CATEGORIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

 

The Distinguished Civil Service/Public Servant of the Year


The Distinguished Civil Service/Public Servant of the Year Award is presented to Black male elected or appointed public servants and civil service employees in Rochester. This award recognizes federal, state, county and local government public servants for their achievements and contributions in three categories: ability to reach the poorest and most vulnerable communities through inclusive services and participation; efforts to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in public service; and efforts to promote Black male achievement in the City of Rochester. 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 Charles Price Community Policeman of the Year


This award is given to an individual Black Male in recognition for not only his service to the Rochester Community as a law enforcement officer (local, state, county, federal) but his ability to use his role to enrich and uplift Rochester’s Black community. The winner of this award is an advocate for social justice and a champion for civil rights. He uses his influence to fight for equity and equality, opportunity, and advancement within and for the Black Community in Rochester. His philanthropic endeavors promote education, health and wellness, and the positive development and upliftment of young Black males within the Rochester Community. This award is limited to Black men in the armed forces (army, navy, marines, national guard, coast guard, and air force) living in and impacting the greater Rochester area.

 

The Martin Coker Community Firefighter of the Year


The Martin Coker Community Firefighter of the Year award is presented to a Black male firefighter 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 is presented to one individual of any rank who best exemplifies the positive characteristics of a member of the fire service and who has a notable record of service and achievements. This award is presented to the individual who has given selflessly of themselves in support of Rochester community.

 

The Distinguished Serviceman of the Year


This award is bestowed upon an individual Black Male in recognition for not only his service to this country through the armed forces but his ability to use his role as a member of the armed forces to enrich and uplift Rochester’s Black community. The winner of this award is an advocate for social justice and a champion for civil rights. He uses his influence to fight for equity and equality, opportunity, and advancement within and for the Black Community in Rochester. His philanthropic endeavors promote education, health and wellness, and the positive development and upliftment of young Black males within the Rochester Community. This award is limited to Black men in the armed forces (army, navy, marines, national guard, coast guard, and air force) living in and impacting the greater Rochester area.