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STAR Award for Citizen Involvement
Award Overview
The STAR Award for Citizen Involvement is designed to recognize organizations and individuals who are meaningfully involving citizens in local land use decisions, and actively promoting and implementing the values of Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goal 1.
 
Goal 1, Citizen Involvement: “To develop a citizen involvement program that insures the opportunity for citizens to be involved in all phases of the planning process.”  
 
The award is intended to be presented annually. The winner(s) will receive a certificate, signed by the Governor and presented by Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). Winning submissions will be announced in various news outlets with a news release and on the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) website.
 

Nomination Process
Nominations may be submitted by individuals and organizations that are directly involved in a land use-related project, or by a third party. All organizations in Oregon are eligible.
 
Nomination length will be limited to five typed pages, and must be submitted electronically. Please include the name, address, phone and e-mail of the contact person; the name of the project and the lead organization; and names of individuals to receive the award.  
 
The winner will be chosen by LCDC’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC), with input from LCDC. The committee reserves the right to issue no award some years, if suitable nominations are not submitted.

Nomination Elements
All nominations must address the following:
  • Describe the work of the nominee(s), and challenges and opportunities they encounter regarding public outreach
  • Describe public engagement activities, how they evolved, how they were implemented and how results were used
  • Describe how final outcomes of land use processes have been improved through this work
  • Show how the activities support the spirit and legal requirements of Goal 1
  • Provide two references who participated in the citizen engagement process

Award Criteria
Preference will be given to efforts that:
  • Provide early notice and input opportunities to those people who will potentially be affected by a decision
  • Use creative outreach techniques to seek out those who will potentially be affected by a decision. Of particular note will be those efforts that use limited resources well
  • Provide clear, accessible communication to the public
  • Use public input to affect a decision
  • Encourage community participation and collaboration
  • Provide ideas or methods which will be transferable to others working on land use processes
  • Are completed by the end of 2010
  • Evaluate and improve methods of public involvement as process evolves

STAR Award Nomination Form
NOTE: Nominations for 2010 are due to DLCD by 5 p.m. March 1, 2011.
 
Please send nomination forms via e-mail to Casaria Tuttle.
Past Winners
 
YEARAWARD WINNER/DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
2008City of Newberg/Newberg's Future