Gems of Our Community

The Gems of the Community Award is new this year and is presented by Norwood Together to recognize Norwood residents who have volunteered, making significant contributions to their neighborhood, school, or community during 2021. These are the gems of our community! 

We’ll celebrate these community treasures at 5:30 pm February 24 at The Ventura, on the corner of Sherman Avenue and Montgomery Road. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, The Ventura Builders Group, for allowing us to use this beautiful space! Reserve your spot at this FREE community event HERE.

Receiving this recognition is a way to highlight the accomplishments of our city’s volunteer community leaders, express gratitude for their generous donation of time and talent, and inspire others to become involved in Norwood.

Please help us find and celebrate these community gems! FILL OUT THIS FORM to nominate the volunteer leaders you know.

This award is open to adults and youth. Winners of the Gems of the Community Award should exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to Norwood
  • Has a positive vision for the community
  • Successful in accomplishing projects and responsibilities 
  • Clearly shows concern for members of the community
  • Demonstrates the ability and initiative to bring people together to facilitate positive change 
  • Provides creativity in thinking and planning (new ideas, new solutions) 
  • Maintains a positive attitude

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 5, 2022. We will notify winners by Friday, February 12. 

If you have questions or need help with the nomination process, please contact