40 Leaders Under 40 Selection Criteria

40 Leaders Under 40 is pleased to announce that over 150 nominations were received for this year's awards in Windsor-Essex County.

The 40 Leaders Under 40 Selection Committee is composed of  individuals representing the public, private and non-profit sectors from across Windsor-Essex, who are also graduates of the Leadership Windsor/Essex (LWE) program. LWE would like to thank the following individuals for participating on the 40 Leaders Under 40 Selection Committee:

Committee Facilitator – Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh
Judges – Tony Houad, Anna Maruska, Kelly McNorton, Patti Oshar, Diane Rawlings, Leigh Vachon

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the 40 Leaders Under 40 are self nominated or nominated by the community at large. Any person under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2018 is eligible. Once the candidate accepts the nomination and submits a full application, the committee reviews the nomination submission and ranks the nominees based on the following criteria:

  • Active Windsor-Essex County community involvement - length and degree of service.
  • Meaningful impact on the community as a result of their leadership and/or personal actions.
  • Inspires others with their leadership and advocacy on key issues facing our community.


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