NORTH BAY - The North Bay Leadership Council is seeking nominations for its 2009 Leaders of the North Bay Awards, created to recognize leaders within business, organizations or partnerships that contribute to the community through their leadership.

The award categories are Caught in the Act of Leadership, individual excellence in leadership; We're All in this Together, community building; Paint the Community Green, environmental stewardship; The Light Bulb Went on, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit; and Empowering the Latino Community, leadership within the Latino community.

Nomination forms are available at or by calling 707-283-0028. The deadline for nominations is July 10, and winners will be honored at a luncheon ceremony on Oct. 30.