Nominate now for the 2017 Civility Award

Help Consensus celebrate the people and organizations who work civilly and cooperatively across divides – economic, geographic, political and others – to improve our community.

Please nominate for a Consensus Civility Award a person, organization or event that improves our region, putting civility into action for our benefit. The Consensus Civility Awards and a Nov. 7 breakfast event for honorees and their supporters represent an important forum for inspiring stories of those who aren’t stopped by the usual barriers, but who work across boundaries to get things done.

The nomination form and more details are available here: It’s not a complex or time-consuming process to highlight a deserving nominee by Friday, Sept. 1. And if your nominee wins, we’ll let you share the good news with the award winner, and we’ll include your name in the program.
“The Civility Awards are a rare opportunity to celebrate and honor those among us who demonstrate objectivity and strive to establish common ground,” Kim Gile said. “We aspire that these annual recognitions will be a catalyst for the entire community to embrace the high
 road, so that all of our relationships grow stronger and our processes grow more inclusive.” Gile is Consensus president.

Your honoree will join an esteemed roster of award winners that, among others, includes: former Unified Government Mayor Carol Marinovich; Kansas City Mayor Sly James; the Kansas City Star editorial board; the Troost Festival; Steve Rolling, retired CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City; RESPECT Institute; Tyrone Flowers, Higher M-Pact; and the Kansas City Royals.

We hope you will nominate a deserving person or group, and that you’d be willing to share this with your friends and colleagues that they might nominate someone as well (or we can send them the appropriate information if you would tell us who to contact). We want to make sure that we have a great mix of nominees for this award season, and your help will make that possible.

Contact any board member or Jennifer Wilding, director, if you have questions. We are glad to help, including reading a draft of the nomination form and offering suggestions.

And, whether you nominate a person or group, please consider joining us for the Consensus Civility Awards breakfast to be held 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 7, at Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Library, 5235 Troost Ave. Tickets are $30 each or $210 for a table of eight, and can be purchased at We also accept sponsorships and ads. For more information, download sponsorship information at