Any nomination should address two simple issues:
Outstanding personal acts
Here is an ordinary individual performing outstanding personal acts. This individual stands out for taking extra steps. The individual acts were “outstanding.” “unique.” “heroic.”
Community impact and helping others
Beside the heroic acts of the individual, the individual has positively impacted the community. The acts of this individual helped hundreds of others. Look at the change or improvement that this individual was responsible for while addressing important issues facing the Southern Wisconsin community.
Volunteers — not paid professionals
Eligibility includes volunteers who are going well above and beyond their job description.