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City Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Nominations for Yearly Awards 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2016

For more information, contact:

Jacqueline Fernette, Chair, Women's History Luncheon Planning Committee, Commission on the Status of Women, 509-539-0865

Sue Owens, Program Specialist, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, 812-349-3468

City Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Nominations for Yearly 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 January 23, 2017. The awards will be presented during Women's History Month, March, 2017.

The Woman of the Year Award is presented to a woman who has improved the quality of life for other women through inspiration, community service or professional accomplishments above and/or outside normal job responsibilities. The recipient is also someone who serves as a positive role model for girls and women and has made outstanding contributions to the community.

The Lifetime Contribution Award recognizes a woman whose work has significantly advanced the status of women through leadership and service. The Emerging Leader Award acknowledges a woman 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, City Hall Suite 260 and online at bloomington.in.gov/csw, or contact Sue Owens at owenss@bloomington.in.gov.

Nominations should include the name, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee in addition to the reasons why the nominee merits the award and how her community service has benefited women. The nominator also should include his or her name, address, telephone number and email address.

The Emerging Leader award recipient will be honored at the Women's Leadership Development event in March, 2017 at City Hall.

The Woman of the Year and the Lifetime Contribution award recipients will be honored at the

Women's History Month Lunch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Convention Center.

Send completed nomination forms by email to owenss@bloomington.in.gov or by mail to: The Commission on the Status of Women, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, Ind. 47402.

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