Each year, at our annual event, Leadership Lackawanna presents several awards. Past awards include the Legacy Award, Alumni Leader of the Year, Class Leader of the Year, Shining Star, Volunteer of the Year, Advisor of the Year and the Chairman's Award.

The Leadership Lackawanna Legacy Award is presented to an individual for their visionary leadership and commitment to excellence. This person has made a significant lasting impact on our organization and the region.

The Alumni Leader of the Year Award is presented to a graduate of the organization who best embodies our philosophy. The award recognizes a graduate who has used the Leadership Lackawanna experience for the betterment of the community.

Recipient of the Class Leader of the Year award exemplifies the desired outcomes of the Leadership Lackawanna program through his or her actions during the class year. This person serves as an inspiration and role model for the other members within the class.

The Shining Star award is presented to a member of the current class who is positive, enthusiastic, encouraging and engaging. Overall, their above-average dedication to the program—consisting of improving it, expanding it and spreading its message to others—makes them worthy of this award.

The Volunteer of the Year award honors a deserving volunteer who has gone above and beyond. Leadership Lackawanna wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the support of volunteers, including our board members, committee members and community partners. This award recognizes a person’s dedicated and distinctive level of support, time, hard work, commitment and service to our organization.

The Chairman’s award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the entire Leadership Lackawanna organization.

The Advisor of the Year award ecognizes exceptional guidance, mentoring and encouragement of the leadership project(s).