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State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA) 2017

The State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA) honors State departments for outstanding achievements in Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) advocacy and for contracting success with SBs and DVBEs.

The 18th Annual SARA presentation will take place on January 24, 2018, at the Citrus Heights Community Center located at 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621 from 9 am - 11:30 am.

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Register to Attend the upcoming SARA 2017

Call for Nominations!

Advocate Award - This award honors State Department Advocates for their outstanding achievements in supporting, promoting and contracting with SB/DVBEs. The advocates mentor others, create a culture internally and externally, and actively engage the SB/DVBE community. Advocate Nomination Form

State Agency Recognition Award - This award honors departments for their best practices, creativity and outstanding achievements to advance the State's SB/DVBE programs. In comparison to past performance, these departments continue to exceed goals and models the way for other state agencies. State Agency Nomination Form

Richard G. Polanco Diversity Outreach Award - This is awarded to the State Department or Agency that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in their outreach efforts. Diversity Outreach Nomination Form

All nominations are due October 9, 2017. Send all nomination forms to

For any questions regarding this event, please contact:

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