Community Champion Awards- ThumbnailIt’s time for nominations for the 2nd annual MDC Community Champions Luncheon! Do you know someone who is making Knoxville a safer and healthier place to live? Nominate them for an award. MDC will recognize community leaders in the following categories:

Coalition Member of the Year

This award will be given to a coalition member who exhibited commitment to the organization through meeting participation, committee leadership and project implementation.

Innovations in Substance Abuse Prevention Award

This award will be given to an individual who implemented and/or oversaw a groundbreaking prevention project.

Commitment to Service Award

This award will honor a person who is dedicated to giving back to the community, whether through their profession or volunteerism.

Media Advocacy Award

This award is dedicated to the local media professional that brought great awareness to and generated community conversation around substance abuse.

Youth Leadership Award

This award will be given to a “rising star” in the area of substance abuse prevention. The nominee should be a youth or teen trailblazer under 21.

Recovery Services Award

This award will be presented to a treatment professional that has expanded services and/or reduced stigma facing people with addictions.

Celebrate Recovery Award

This award will be presented to a person who has gone through recovery and has put forth extreme effort in making a positive change through their journey.

Completed nomination forms must be received at the MDC office no later than Friday, October 24 at 5 PM. If you are interested in filling out a form, please email Aly Taylor at or visit our online application.