Individual: Margaret Spontak, Master the Possibilites

Unsung Hero: Whitfield Jenkins, Community Leader

Organization: Ocala Housing Authority


Individual: Mildred McIntosh, Department of Children and Families

Unsung Hero: Jeffrey Askew, Marion County Veterans Services

Organization: Shores Baptist Worship Center and Genesis 7 Project


Individual: Lola Gonzalez, Owner, Accurate Background Checks, Inc.

Unsung Hero: Pastor John L. Delcamp, Shores Assembly of God Church

Organization: Central Florida Community Action Agency


Individual: Scott Hackmyer Habitat for Humanity and Dr. Nathan Grossman, Director, Marion County Health Department

Unsung Hero:  Herbert Dupree

Organization: The United Way of Marion County’s VITA & Reading Program and The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County


Individual: Pastor David Akaji, Silver Springs Shores Resource Center

Unsung Hero: Dr. Cary and Ellen Pantazis, Greek Orthodox Mission Church of Greater Ocala

Organization: Hospice of Marion County, Inc.

Special Recognition: Sonny Allen, City of Ocala Office of Public Communication


Individual: Thomas A. Going, Jr., Community Form and Design Visioning Leadership Group

Unsung Hero: Ire Bethea, City of Ocala

Organization: Devereux Kids West Ocala


Individual: Monica Bryant, Family Violence Prevention Coordinator, Marion County Children’s Alliance

Unsung Hero: Drexel Brunson, Pastor, First Assembly of God

Organization: African American Multicultural Alliance

Bsuiness: Sotomayor Media Creations, LLC.


Individual: Rev. James Bullock, Retired minister of Fort King Presbyterian Church

Unsung Hero: Rose Choen, Director of Equity Assurance, Marion County Public Schools

Organization: Marion County Literacy Council and Mt. Canaan Missionary Church

Special Recognition: Barbara Washington, long-time member of the Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force


Individual: Brad Nimmo, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity and Sam Willams, Ocala Police Chief

Unsung Hero: Father Alfonso Cely, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and Bobby James, Marion County School Board

Organization: Marion County Public Schools

Business: Cox Communications


Individual: Luzonia Waters-Ross, Childhood Development Services

Unsung Hero: Alonzo Hardy, Publisher of Unite and Jermle (LerVerne) Jacobs, Coordinator of the CF College Reach Out Program

Non-profit: First Assembly of God and Marion Literacy Council

Business: Ocala Karate Dojo


Individual: Bill Pattern, Retired Community Programs Director and Diane Clinton, Recruiting Manager for the Marion County Board of County Commissioners

Non-profit: Habitat for Humanity

Business: Lockheed Martin