Every year, Citizen Action of the Capital District holds The Jim Perry Progressive Leadership awards to honor grassroots activists who have been part of building our community and the progressive movement.

The Jim Perry Progressive Leadership Awards is a fun and inspiring evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and recognition of social progress.

Do you know someone who you think should be recognized for their work? Nominate them for an award by June 7, 2017!

The ceremony is named in honor of Jim Perry. A founding member of Capital District Citizen Action and Empire State Pride Agenda, Perry dedicated his life to grassroots activism in the Capital Region.

The 25th Annual Jim Perry Progressive Leadership Awards will be held on October 5, 2017 at the Desmond Hotel.

Help us honor those who are working in the spirit of Jim Perry’s commitment to building a New York that works for all of us. Nominate someone today!