Community Achievement Award

Nominate your AKC-affiliated club, recognized federation, or fellow club member for a Community Achievement Award. The Public Education and Government Relations Divisions grants this award four times per year to honor exemplary public education and government relations efforts.

Honorees receive a certificate of recognition, and their club or federation receives $1,000 to further public education and strengthen Government Relations efforts within their community. Nominations are accepted throughout the entire year and awards are granted once every quarter.

One year's honorees included a federation that launched a grassroots effort to halt a piece of potentially harmful legislation to purebred dog owners; an individual club member who made presentations about responsible dog ownership to more than 1,000 school children; and a club that has consistently been an integral part of its community by donating resources to schools and libraries and participating in area events to promote the sport and welfare of purebred dogs.

Consider nominating your club, federation or fellow member! Click on the link below to download a nomination form.

Update: For the fourth quarter only, any AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC-recognized federations and their members who host an AKC RDO Day event in their community are eligible for nomination. In order to qualify for the award, the club must hold its event in the month of September. Nominations for the AKC Community Achievement Awards are accepted year-round, however, due to the fact that the 4th quarter awards are dedicated solely to AKC RDO Day, nominations for RDO Day events will not be accepted for consideration for the three remaining quarters.

Community Achievement Award Links


For more information about the Community Achievement Award program, contact Patty Van Sicklen at 919-816-3645 or pvs@akc.org.