North Country Citations are presented to those members of the six counties of Northern New York (St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson, Essex, Warren, and Franklin) who, through professional endeavor or personal example, contribute in special ways to improving the quality of life or fostering a sense of community in the region.
Any citizen of the North Country is eligible, with the exceptions noted below. Generally, individuals who worked in the area for a period of time and subsequently left the area are not considered for this honor. Individuals whose professional accomplishments have benefited the North Country but who do not nor have not resided in the North Country, are generally not eligible. Further, alumni and employees of the University are not eligible for this honor, as the University offers other ways to recognize their contributions.