On behalf of the Joint Leadership Commission and our Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce the 2017 Congressional Award Gold Medal Ceremony.

We will be celebrating the initiative, service, and achievement of 373 young people across 39 states that have earned the highest honor Congress may bestow upon a youth civilian. The 2017 Gold Medal class is the largest in our 38 year history, representing an unprecedented year of servant leadership.

This special event will take place in one day with two medal ceremonies on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress and their spouses, all Gold Medalists and their family/friends, corporate and community leaders, and partnering organizations are encouraged to attend.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 | WASHINGTON, DC

10:00 A.M. | MORNING CEREMONY
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium
First St. NE
Washington, DC 20515

The CVC is located beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street.

Metro Accessible: Capitol South (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines) and Union Station (Red Line).

Gold Medalists from the following states will be presented at the morning ceremony:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, & Wyoming.

12:00 P.M. | GROUP PHOTOS
Immediately following the Morning Ceremony, Medalists will be led to group photos. Medalists from the Afternoon Ceremony should arrive at the photo location no later than 11:45 a.m.

The group photos will be taken at the Capitol Reflecting Pool located west of 1st Street NW, in between Maryland and Pennsylvania Avenues.

2:30 P.M. | AFTERNOON CEREMONY
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium
First St. NE
Washington, DC 20515

Gold Medalists from the following states will be presented at the afternoon ceremony:
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, & West Virginia.


If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact us at (202) 226-0130 or gold@congressionalaward.org.

You may view the complete list of this year’s Gold Medalists by clicking the image below or on our webpage.