2017 Topeka's Top 20 Under 40 Recognition Banquet
Topeka’s Top “20 Under 40” award honors members of the Topeka/Shawnee County Community for their commitment and contributions both professionally and personally. Each spring, members of the greater Topeka community are invited to submit nominations for the “20 Under 40” award and then nominees are sent an invitation to formally apply for the honor. After the application deadline close, a selection committee of more than 20 Topeka community leaders spend countless hours reviewing every submission. Each year the program receives more than 200 nominations and over 100 applications, including two letters of recommendation per submission - a new requirement for applicants in 2014. The decision to select only 20 honorees out of such a large pool of worthy candidates each year continues to become an increasingly difficult task.