State Agency Recognition Awards 2018

The 19th Annual State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA) honors state departments and small business (SB) and disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) advocates for outstanding achievements in SB/DVBE advocacy and contracting.

The 19th annual ceremony will take place on:

January 23, 2019
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
9 - 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy networking and light refreshments starting at 8:15 a.m.

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Call for Nominations!


*NEW* Employee of the Year Award – This award honors employees for their outstanding and instrumental indirect support to their department's efforts in SB/DVBE contracting. This individual worked with their department's purchasing team(s), SB/DVBE advocate(s), SB/DVBE community and/or other personnel to achieve this success. Employee Nomination Form

Advocate of the Year 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

Agency of the Year 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. 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 12, 2018. Send all nomination forms to


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