2021 Drinkwater Leadership Award Nomination Form
History and Eligibility
The Drinkwater Community Leadership Award reminds us that many people knew Herb Drinkwater, often referred to as “Mr. Scottsdale”. No matter who he was speaking with, he had a wide smile, a warm demeanor, a friendly handshake and a gusto for life as extraordinary as an Arizona sunrise. The Honorable Herb Drinkwater was fearless. Business cards in hand, he was always willing to introduce Scottsdale to people who may be interested or willing to move their business to Scottsdale; he served more than 25 years as Scottsdale’s Mayor and as a City Council member. Herb is remembered as a friend to everyone; as mayor his approval rating was more than 90%! It is because of Herb’s on-purpose living and positive intent for the community he loved, that Scottsdale Leadership honors a community leader with the Drinkwater Award each year.
Nominations are based on contributions in:
- Community Service and Involvement: A record of community service which demonstrates commitment to Scottsdale Leadership’s core values: Engagement – Inclusion – Connection – Courage – Stewardship - Civility.
- Leadership: Recognition by others as a leader and a mentor. Accomplishment of significant goals through the person’s leadership. Leadership roles in various organizations or community initiatives.
- Consistency of Community Involvement: Contributions have been consistent over an extended period of time.
- Humanitarian Values: The nominee exemplifies warmth, caring, inclusivity and concern for those of varying backgrounds and constituencies, and can work well with different groups of people.

*Please note: Scottsdale Leadership alumni are not eligible for this award.
To Apply
Nominations may be made by all members of the community, including Scottsdale Leadership alumni. Nominations are accepted through this online form. Forms must be completed in full and submitted on or before Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Once submitted, nomination forms will be active in the year of submission, plus 2 years. After 3 years, an individual must be renominated using this form.

Letters of Support: once this form is submitted, members of the community may write brief letters of support for the nominee. Letters must be received by Tuesday, January 19, 2021, mailed to: Scottsdale Leadership, 10533 E. Lakeview Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-4965 or submitted by email with the subject line: Drinkwater Letter of Support to info@scottsdaleleadership.org.
Award Presentation
Once the winner is notified, s/he will be asked to submit 10-15 photos for use in the awards video. The Nominator or nominee will be contacted to participate in a video shoot, a 2-4 hour time commitment.
Nominator's Information
*Required Fields
Your Name *
Street Address *
City/State/Zip *
Email *
Preferred Contact Number *
Alternate Number *
Nominee's Information
Nominee Name *
Last, First, MI
Street Address *
City/State/Zip *
E-mail Address *
Preferred Contact Number *
Alternate Number *
Nominator Questions
In what capacity do you know the nominee? *
How has nominee displayed his/her commitment to Scottsdale and the surrounding community? How does the nominee’s record of community service demonstrate commitment to Scottsdale Leadership’s Core Values? Use specific examples.
How has the nominee demonstrated consistent community involvement in Scottsdale and the surrounding community? *
How has the nominee exemplified humanitarian values? *
What notable, positive changes have occurred in the community as a result of the volunteer leadership of the nominee? *
What awards, honors or recognition has the nominee received as a result of his/her community stewardship? How has the nominee been recognized by others as a leader and a mentor?
Confirmation of Nominator *
By checking the box below, I hereby consent to allow Scottsdale Leadership, Inc., or its agents to use the information contained in this nomination package, including any photographs, in the award program materials, news releases and other print and online publications, as appropriate. I hereby attest all information contained in this nomination form is, to the best of my knowledge, truthful, accurate and complete. Completed forms must be submitted by Tuesday, January 19, 2021
**Additional notes of support are encouraged to be included with application. You must contact info@scottsdaleleadership.org in order to submit them all at once after your candidate nomination form is submitted.
All nominations must be completed in this online format and submitted on or before Tuesday, January 19, 2021 for consideration.
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