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Information for Examiners

The Examiner application period for 2019 is now closed.  Thank you to all our generous volunteers!  Check back regularly for updates and for information on next year's Examiner opportunities.

 As volunteers, Examiners evaluate and provide feedback to communities across the United States that participate in this Program. Feedback is based on their responses to the questions in the Communities of Excellence framework.  The feedback report is a key reason why communities apply for the Communities of Excellence Recognition. 

There will be three levels this year:

Commitment to Community Excellence

Time Frame:  August 19th to October 4th including 1 video conference.

At this level the applications will include only the Community Profile. Applications will be a maximum of 10 pages plus a glossary of abbreviations. 

Estimated Time Commitment:  5-7 hours

Estimated Number of Examiners Needed: 25

Journey to Community Excellence

Time Frame:  July 17th to September 24th including 3 video conferences

Community Applications will include a Community Profile, responses to category 1, category 2, item 7.1 questions (1) and (2), and item 7.4 questions (1) and (5).  The application will be a maximum of 17 pages plus a glossary of abbreviations.

Estimated Time Commitment:  15-20 hours

Estimated Number of Examiners Needed: 12

Community of Excellence 

Time Frame:  July 17th to September 24th including 3-4 video conferences

Community Applications will include a Community Profile and responses to categories 1-7.  The application will be a maximum of 35 pages plus a glossary of abbreviations.

Estimated Time Commitment:  Approx. 30 hours

Estimated Number of Examiners Needed:  12

To volunteer email Stephanie Norling snorling@communitiesofexcellence2026.org and include a couple sentences on the following:

  • Your knowledge/skill/background in Baldrige and improving community performance.
  • Your general availability for the video conference dates (see Timeline and Expectations document for each level).
  • Your level preference. Please use 1st, 2nd, 3rd to rank.