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The Latino Leader and Organization/Agency Awards Seeks Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:

Araceli Gómez-Aldana, Latino Outreach Coordinator, Community and Family Resources Department, latinoprograms@bloomington.in.gov
Gracia Valliant Chair, Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, gmvalliant@gmail.com

The Latino Leader and Organization/Agency Awards

Bloomington, Ind - The City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs is seeking nominees for the Latino Leader and Organization/Agency Awards.

The deadline for submission of nominations is August 14, 2014, and awards will be presented during the kickoff celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15, 2014.

Nomination forms are available in the City of Bloomington's Community and Family Resources Department Suite 260 and online at www.bloomington.in.gov/chla.

The Latino Leader and Agency/Organization awards recognize nominees who have made significant contributions to the Bloomington and/or Monroe County community.

Award Criteria: Through their contributions, nominees have been an influential role model, advocate for services and the rights for Latinos, and have shown continuous direct and effective involvement in the Latino community. This award seeks to recognize organizations in the following key areas:

Leadership- Through exemplary leadership, has contributed towards a specific goal or objective that has benefited the Latino community and/or has been a role model in their profession/work.

Initiative- Continually responds to new and changing needs of the community.

Advocacy- Campaigns for issues that promote the inclusion and well-being of the Latino community.

Dedication- Works on issues and seeks solutions to problems based on the needs of the professional and/or Latino community, not based on their own self-interests.

Nominations should include the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee in addition to the reasons why the nominee merits the award. Those submitting nominations also should include their names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Nomination forms can be completed online at www.bloomington.in.gov/chla.

For more information, please contact Araceli Gómez-Aldana at 349.3860 or email gomeza@bloomington.in.gov or in person at Community and Family Resources Department, 401 North Morton Street, Suite 260, Bloomington, IN 47402.

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