The 34th Annual Excellence in Community Development Awards
Join us for our annual Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet, where we celebrate the strength of our community and honor individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary efforts to improve our region.
We are all builders. Whether we are running a bank, civic leaders, healthcare workers, educating tomorrow's leaders, building homes and commercial spaces, or even helping our neighbors in need. Every level, every operation, every tiny detail creates a beautiful story of life. When technicians, artisans, intellectuals, and craftsmen work together we all bring our skills to the table. It strengthens the region.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center -Chesterfield
Scholarship Program | Building Tomorrow's Leaders
Our program always includes a special moment where we present scholarships to area seniors. This year we are awarding $11,000+.
For decades, our scholarship has highlighted future business leaders and entrepreneurs from our community. Learn more about our Scholarship Fund and discover how you can be a part.
Michael L. Parson
57th Governor of Missouri
Mike Parson is a veteran who served six years in the United States Army. Prior to becoming Governor for the State of Missouri, He served more than 22 years in law enforcement, including 12 years as the sheriff of Polk County. He is a small business owner and a third generation farmer who currently owns and operates a cow and calf operation near their hometown of Bolivar.
He also served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005-2011, in the Missouri Senate from 2011-2017, and as Lieutenant Governor in 2017-2018.
Building Lives Keynote
The Power of Building Lives
Jade Paden is our keynote speaker. Jade is a business owner, community leader, and Progress 64 West Board Member. Jade is passionate for education and desires to see the restoration of the trades as a viable career option. Jade's story will inspire and empower you — every individual has something this community needs to build a better life.
Excellence in Community Development Award Honorees
Every year we honor individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary efforts to improve our region. This year's Excellence in Community Development Award recipients build lives and create a beautiful future for our region.