Do 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:
- Young Professional (ages 21 to 39)
- Youth (ages 16 to 18)
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).
|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.