aala-titleDo you know an African American who’s made significant contributions to the City of Omaha?

The Annual African-American Leadership Awards (AALA) recognize the accomplishments and achievements of individuals in our community who have made significant contributions to the City of Omaha in the following categories:

  • Business
  • Community
  • Education
  • Faith
  • Government
  • Health
  • Young Professional (ages 21 to 39)
  • Youth (ages 16 to 18)

Nominee Criteria

In choosing an individual to nominate for an African-American Leadership Award, please be mindful of the criteria below.  This criteria will help the AALA Nominating Committee determine who the honoree will be for each of the respective categories.

  • Nominee should have dedicated time and talent to efforts within the African-American community.
  • Nominee should be distinguished in his/her chosen profession or work and/or academic life.
  • Nominee exhibits a high degree of professional and civic commitment.
  • Nominee must demonstrate/provide strong, effective leadership and service in the community.
  • For persons nominated in the Youth category, (A) nominees must possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater and (B) you must provide a list of community and/or volunteers activities and involvement (include name of organizations and approximate number of  volunteer hours).

2017 Timeline

January 1st Nominations open.
February 17th Nominations close.
Late February AALA Selection Committee convenes to select Honorees.
Late February Honorees are notified.
TBA Slate of Honorees is announced.
June 2nd Honorees recognized at the 28th Annual AALA Gala

The AALA Honorees are recognized at the African-American Leadership Awards Gala held on the first Friday in June.  A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

Submit A Nomination

Nominate someone by filling out the form below or download a nomination form.  Has the person you’re nominating already been honored?  Click here for a complete list of past recipients inducted into the African-American Leadership Hall of Fame.

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