The WZTV Fox17 Annual Jefferson Awards for Outstanding Citizens seeks to recognize and reward local citizens for outstanding public service. The Awards will honor deserving area citizens, and each of five winners selected will receive the Jefferson Medal. One winner will represent the area in the national awards in Washington D.C.
The awards are broken down into eight categories of Greatest Public Service. Each year, one winner is selected in each of the categories. The categories are:
Service by an Employee
Service by a High School
An individual 35 or Younger
Benefiting the Disadvantaged
Service Benefiting the Local Community
Service by and Elected or Appointed Official