NREI, with the help of our readers, will recognize those individuals and companies that made outstanding contributions to the industry in 2000. This contest marks the fourth consecutive year the magazine has sponsored the prestigious Leadership Awards. The official ballot was mailed out to thousands of subscribers in early February and covers 13 separate categories, including Top CEO of the Year. Winners will be honored during a special awards dinner Monday, April 23, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers. The deadline for ballots to be completed and postmarked is Friday, March 9. Deloitte & Touche is serving as the official ballot tabulator. Remember, if there’s anything we learned from the presidential election it is that every vote counts.