NOTICE: Adams County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards

The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA) is a program that recognizes teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 who have overcome personal adversity to create positive change in their lives. The award program provides business, community, and civic leaders an opportunity to actively demonstrate their belief in and support for the young people in our communities.

Levels of Recognition

Award recipients are determined through a nomination and selection process. All nominees are recognized at the local level by individual jurisdictions. A selection committee comprised of representatives from the county and local jurisdictions screens all nominations and selects 20 nominees to be recognized at a county-wide celebration in the spring of each year.

Who Can Nominate?

Anyone who knows a deserving young person who has risen to meet challenges while maintaining a positive attitude and serving as a role model for other teens can submit a nomination. Nominations are now being accepted.

For more information, or to nominate a young person, please download the Nomination Form