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2021 Twenty Under 40 Nomination Form

To nominate an outstanding young professional, please complete the following application. The nominee must be under the age of forty as of May 31, 2021, and must live or work in Stark County.  Nominations must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on March 12, 2021. Nominees need not be members of ystark! to be considered. Nominators: You may start a nomination and return to complete it at a later time. 

Nominees are scored by a panel of community leaders using the following criteria:
  • Commitment to the Community
  • Leadership Attributes
  • Professional Achievements
  • Personal Accomplishments
  • Volunteerism

We will notify award winners of their selection the week of March 25, 2021. We do not notify nominees unless they are selected as an award recipient. Winners will be recognized in The Repository’s ABOUT magazine and will be honored at a celebration; details of this will be announced later.

Recognition of these deserving area young professionals is made possible through ystark!, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Canton Repository, in conjunction with Aultman Health Foundation and the Akron-Canton Airport.

If you have any questions about the awards or nomination process, please call Kelly Piero, ystark! director at 330-458-2094 or email  

Summary of Nomination Form:

1. What distinguishes this person from others in the community? (Why are you nominating this person?)
2. Professional Achievements, including awards, career advancements, certifications, or memberships (Please list). Comments about professional achievements:
3. Personal Achievements (Please list). Comments about personal achievements:
4. Community Involvement (Please list). Comments about community involvement:
5. Nominee's Level of Education (High school and/or college and degree received):

1. Please complete the following information about you, the nominator.
This question requires a valid email address.
2. Please complete the following information about the nominee.
This question requires a valid email address.
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
3. Please use this space to add additional employment information about the applicant, if pertinent.