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 160,000 Iowans who receive community-based services. We are honored to display and commemorate their efforts with the upcoming seventh annual Community Builder Awards in 2024!

Nominations are open.

IACP is now seeking nominations for the Frontline Supervisor Awards 2024! 

  • Two years of experience as a frontline supervisor is required for eligibility.
  • 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 to the nominee’s name and “.2024CBA”. For example, “JaneDoe.2024CBA”
  • Name: Please double-check the spelling of your nominee’s name on the submission. Award printing will be based on this form.
  • Organization Name: To aid in unbiased review, please refrain from using your organization name in the nomination narrative. 

Due: All nominations must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024. Please contact Susan should you have any questions about the Community Builder Award.

Tip: Peruse the nomination questions before submitting. Here is a full PDF of the questions!

Click here to submit a Community Builder Award nomination.


2023 Award Winners


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.