The Civvys

Announcing 2018 Finalists

The 23 finalists for the 2018 Civvys showcase exemplar cases of high-impact civic collaboration that bring people together, engage communities in political and social action, and enact long-lasting change. Please join us in congratulating these finalists in each category:

Cases of collaborative political leadership, campaigns, or reformed political processes

Projects with a nationwide scope and audience

Projects with a local, statewide or regional focus

Projects led by or for children, teenagers or young adults

Honorable Mentions

We are delighted to award an Honorable Mention to projects that use collaborative action to make measurable impacts in civic and political life:


Review Committee

We are pleased to have on board with us this year a committee of distinguished reviewers, including three of our judges from 2017. Three of our 2017 award winners have also signed on to serve as judges this year. Our 2018 review committee includes:


Betsy Wright Hawkings | Program Director, Governance, Democracy Fund (2017 Review Committee)

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Amy Lee | Program Officer, Kettering Foundation




David Ehrlichman | Partner, Converge




Peter Levine | Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University (2017 Review Committee)


Lisa Matthews | Program Director, National Conference on Citizenship 


Jody Thomas | Executive Director, National Foundation for Women Legislators (2017 Winner, National)


Bruce Mallory | Co-Director, New Hampshire Listens (2017 Winner, Local)


David Sawyer | Partner, Converge


(2017 Review Committee)




Dan Xie | Political Director,  Student PIRGs (2017 Winner, Youth)


Peter Weichlein | CEO, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (2017 Finalist, National)


Brenna Kehew Sculley | Director of Policy and External Relations, National Foundation for Women Legislators


John Richter | Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center




Sterling Speirn | Chief Executive Officer, National Conference on Citizenship


Michele Holt-Shannon | Co-Director, New Hampshire Listens (2017 Winner, Local)

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We'll announce the 2018 Civvys winners in each category in a ceremony during the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. in October. Finalists and honorable mentions will also be celebrated. If you are interested in attending, please email 

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