Kansas City Unsung Hero Award: The nominee is a person or agency/unit who has impacted the substance use disorder services field in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area.

Shari Morlang State of Missouri Unsung Hero Award: The nominee is a person who has furthered the field of substance use disorders prevention, treatment or recovery services who is employed by the state of Missouri or has made a significant impact to recovery services on a statewide level.

Sgt. Gary Cooley Law Enforcement Unsung Hero Award: The nominee is a person employed by law enforcement or law enforcement unit that has made a difference in the lives of individuals and/or agencies served by the Kansas City Recovery Coalition.

Michael Williams Professional Unsung Hero Award: The nominee is an individual who provided exemplary service in all areas of the substance use disorder field including but not limited to: Prevention, mental health or substance abuse treatment, faith-based, assessment, recovery services, re-entry, employment, street outreach, detoxification, aftercare, therapy, and administration.

Community Volunteer Unsung Hero Award: The nominee is an individual who has a heart for the recovery community and has given of their time & passion to those suffering from addiction.

Achieving Youth Unsung Hero Award: The nominee is a youth that has been affected by addiction and has overcome obstacles and soared like an eagle accomplishing goals & achievements.