Community Builder Awards

Recognizing Frontline Supervisors

Frontline Supervisors are the linchpin of the community-based human service industry. From spearheading extraordinary service delivery for vulnerable Iowans to constantly seeking ways to improve the accessibility, transparency, and coordination among their organization’s employees, exceptional Frontline Supervisors fervently pursue the vision that one day, all Iowans will live, learn and work in their community of choice.

IACP developed the Community Builder Award to recognize the essential role of Frontline Supervisors. Each year, the awardees have been celebrated at the IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show. Community Builders play a critical role in the lives of 30,000 Iowans who receive community-based services. We are honored to display and commemorate their efforts with the sixth annual Community Builder Awards!


Nominations are now open for Community Builder Awards 2023 and awardees will be announced at the IACP Annual Conference & Trade Show on May 9-11, 2023, in Coralville, IA. Click here to submit a nomination no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2023. Any questions can be directed to Susan.

Click here to view a PDF of the nomination questions prior to submission.

Please note:

  • Letter of Recommendation: IACP is requesting a letter of recommendation as a nomination component. The letter must be from the nominee’s supervisor, subordinate, or a person served.
  • Photo: Please rename the photo file as the nominee’s name and “.2023CBA”. For example, “JaneDoe.2023CBA”
  • Name: Please double-check the spelling of your nominee’s name on the submission. Award printing will be based on this form.
Click here to submit a nomination!

2022 Award Winners


2021 Award Winners

2020 Award Winners


2019 Award Winners

2019 Community Builder Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

MINDY BURR, Easter Seals, Inc. 
MICKEY DRAKE, The Howard Center 
RACHEL RIPHAGEN, Hope Haven; My Choice Employment 
SARAH SCHNEIDER, Lutheran Services in Iowa 
SUSAN KIEFER, Crossroads of Western Iowa 
TERRY FEHRING, The Penn Center, Inc.