OEO's Unsung Heroes Award

The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) partners with community organizations across Vermont to eliminate the causes and symptoms of poverty.

This award will recognize one or more individuals and teams, within community organizations, that have personified the spirit of service, courage, justice, and commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unsung heroes:

  • Have demonstrated exemplary performance in their work to prevent, prepare and/or respond to the public health, economic or humanitarian aspects of the pandemic. 
  • Have risen to the challenges created by the pandemic, and taken on new missions and duties that are clearly above and beyond their normal jobs. 
  • Are mission-focused above all else. Their work in the service of our neighbors and communities has had a great impact.


Full name of who you are nominating. If a team, list the team name and all team members.
The organization they are with and where it is located.
Your full name.
The organization you are with and where it is located.
We may need to get in touch with you.
Provide specifics that speak to the goal of the award and/or impacts of the extraordinary efforts of this individual or team.