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City’s Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Nominations For Annual Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 4, 2014


For more information, please contact:

Jacqueline Fernette, City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women, 509.539.0865

Sue Owens, Program Specialist, City of Bloomington Community & Family Resources Department, 349.3468


City's Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Nominations For Annual Awards


Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominees for the Woman of the Year, Emerging Leader and Lifetime Contribution Awards. The deadline for submission of nominations is Jan. 23. The awards will be presented during Women's History Month in March.


The Woman of the Year Award recipients are women who have improved the quality of life for other women through inspiration, community service or professional accomplishments above or outside of their normal job responsibilities. Recipients also serve as positive role models for girls and women and have made outstanding contributions to the community.


The Lifetime Contribution Award recognizes women whose work has significantly advanced the status of women through leadership and service. The Emerging Leader Award acknowledges women with a relatively short (less than five years) history of significant achievements and recognizes the potential for future contributions.


Nomination forms are available in the City of Bloomington's Community and Family Resources Department at 401 N. Morton St., Suite 260, or online at the Commission's website. Forms may also be obtained by contacting Program Specialist Sue Owens at owenss@bloomington.in.gov.


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. The nominator also should include his or her name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Send completed nomination forms by e-mail to owenss@bloomington.in.gov or by mail to: The Commission on the Status of Women, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402. Please return all forms by the Jan. 23 deadline for nominees to be considered for awards.


The Emerging Leader award recipient will be honored at the Women's Leadership Development event on Tuesday, March 3 at City Hall. The Woman of the Year and Lifetime Contribution award recipients will be honored at the Women's History Month Lunch on Wednesday, March 25, at the Monroe County Convention Center.


For more information about the Commission or the awards, please contact Program Specialist Sue Owens at 349.3468.

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