The award honors a correctional officer who has gone above and beyond to serve their correctional facility and community.

The award honors a park ranger who shows exemplary service in preserving and protecting our nation’s scenic, historic, and natural splendor for the benefit of citizens and future generations.

This award honors an administrator who goes above and beyond in service to his or her K-12 school district and community.

This award seeks to recognize the men and women who go to work every day to make our cities, towns, counties, and neighborhoods a better place.

Voting is now open for 2017 Park Ranger of the Year Award

Finalists have been announced for 2017 Park Ranger of the Year and voting is open NOW until 5 p.m. EST on December 20.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations, and we are excited to share some stories of excellent service to parks around the nation. Read the finalists' nominations here.

The grand prize winner of $1,000 cash and $1,000 worth of apparel for their park will be determined through the voting process. So spread the word and invite your friends and co-workers to vote now and vote often for your favorite park ranger!

Your vote determines the winners, so standby for the winner announcement on January 2!

View all 2017 nominees, as well as past years nominees here.

Service Spotlight Awards

ServiceWear Apparel seeks to recognize the men and women who go to work every day to make our states, cities, towns, counties, and neighborhoods a better place. These individuals put on their workwear or uniform before work each day, and provide a high level of service to the public. Recognized by their peers and those who benefit, these individuals go beyond what is required or expected in their day-to-day job responsibilities. We believe that these unsung heroes of public service don’t always receive the attention and recognition they deserve. This is why we are proud to sponsor the Service Spotlight and Workwear MVP Awards.

Winner of Workwear MVP

The votes are in! Congratulations to Sgt. Andrew O'Neill from Spring Lake Heights Police Department in New Jersey, the official winner of the 2017 Workwear MVP Award.

This past Father's Day, Sgt. Andrew O'Neill left his family to work a shift at the police department, but soon discovered it would not be a normal day. That day, Andrew became a true hero to another father, whose heart inexplicably stopped beating and he collapsed in front of his wife and two children. Andrew led his team to eventually save the man's life.

Read Andrew's winning nomination. Andrew wins a grand prize of $1,000 in cash, plus an additional $1,000 worth of apparel for his agency.

Take a look at some of our past winners

Top: Vice President, Mike Pence, then Indiana Governor, helped us celebrate Jason Parker, 2015 Correctional Officer of the Year.

Bottom: Chief Development Officer, Jim Burnett traveled to California to present Joshua Kanavel with the 2016 Correctional Officer of the Year Award.

Top: South Carolina gave us our 2016 Park Ranger of the Year, Thomas "Zabo" McCants.

Middle: After a harrowing cliff-side rescue, we, along with then Governor Jay Nixon, were proud to present Brandon Bartz of Missouri with the 2015 Park Ranger of the Year Award.

Bottom: West Virginia's Governor Earl Ray Tomblin assisted us in recognizing the 2014 Park Ranger of the Year, Jesse Anderson.

Left: Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent of Calhoun City Schools in Georgia was our 2014 Superintendent of the Year.