Create Great Leaders Award Nominations

Individuals nominated should continue to exemplify the values of the Grand Rapids Chamber’s leadership programs long after their graduation from the program. These awards recognize members of the community for exceptional work that makes Grand Rapids a community of uncommon greatness.

To view a list of leadership program alumni, click here.

Emerging Leaders Outstanding Alumni

An Outstanding Emerging Leader Alumni is an early-career professional starting to make an impact in our community. After broadening their knowledge through the Emerging Leader Series, this person committed to improving their community and applying what they learned, all to make Grand Rapids a better place to live and work.

Leading Edge Outstanding Alumni

An Outstanding Leading Edge Alumni is a high-performing female leader. She is using her skills to inspire teams, apply key concepts, and bring about positive change in her workplace.

Leadership Advantage Outstanding Alumni

An Outstanding Leadership Advantage Alumni shows a lifelong commitment to developing as a leader. This person has the confidence and courage to have difficult conversations, apply critical thinking, and implement a solid plan for personal and professional development.

Leadership Grand Rapids Community Trustee Award

A Community Trustee demonstrates a life-time of service on behalf of the Grand Rapids area. They exemplify the LGR pillars of diversity, system change, community connections and leadership. This person embodies strong and impactful trusteeship.

  • Please review the award criteria above.
  • Please review the award criteria above.
  • Examples include volunteering, boards, and other leadership positions.