Celebrating contributions to regional leadership

We hope you will join us for the 2020 Darden Award for Region Leadership on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

2020 Darden Awards Nominations

Each year CIVIC presents the Darden Award to an individual whose contributions and service have made significant impacts in the Hampton Roads community. Last year over 550 business and community leaders attended the celebration honoring David & Susan Goode and Kaufman & Canoles. Nominations for both the individual and corporate awards are being accepted until March 6, 2020. Please Click Here to Submit your Nomination.

About the Darden Awards

The annual Darden Awards welcomes over 500 regional executives and community leaders to celebrate the honorees’ contributions to regional leadership.  Established in 2005, the Darden Award for Regional Leadership is named for CIVIC Leadership Institute’s Founder Emeritus, the late Joshua P. Darden Jr. 

Each year an individual and a corporation from the Hampton Roads region is selected to receive the award.  Those honored have delivered extraordinary service on boards, commissions and as community volunteers. They worked to create sustainable efforts toward the betterment of life for the people of the Hampton Roads Region and demonstrate exceptional leadership in the pursuit of regional cooperation.

The CIVIC Leadership Institute was proud to honor the distinguished winners of the 15th annual Darden Awards for Regional Leadership. David R. Goode & Susan S. Goode were honored with the Individual Darden Award, and Kaufman & Canoles was honored with the Corporate Darden Award last November.

Thank you to our Title Sponsors, TowneBank, and Ferguson, for making this event possible. We are so appreciative to all of our sponsors for their generous support.

David R. Goode and Susan S. Goode
Recipients of the 2019 Individual Darden Award
Kaufman & Canoles
Recipients of the 2019 Coporate Darden Award