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

Debby Herbenick, Co-Chair, Women’s History Luncheon Planning Committee, Commission on the Status of Women, 812-855-7011

Sue Owens, Program Specialist, Community & Family Resources Dept., City of Bloomington, 812-349-3468, owenss@bloomington.in.gov

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 2018 Woman of the Year, Emerging Leader and the Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution awards. Nominations for these awards are now being accepted year-around. The deadline for submission of nominations for 2018 awards is January 19, 2018. The awards will be presented during Women’s History Month, March, 2018.  

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 Toby Strout 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, Suite 260 and online at: www.bloomington.in.gov/csw or
 contact 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 and how their community service has benefited women.  The nominator also should include his or her name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

The Emerging Leader award recipient will be honored at the Women’s Leadership Development event in March, 2018 at City Hall.

The Woman of the Year and Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution award recipients will be honored at the Women’s History Month Lunch on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Monroe  Convention Center.

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, Ind. 47402.
 
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 and how their community service has benefited women.  The nominator also should include his or her name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

The Emerging Leader award recipient will be honored at the Women’s Leadership Development event in March, 2018 at City Hall.

The Woman of the Year and Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution award recipients will be honored at the Women’s History Month Lunch on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Monroe  Convention Center.

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, Ind. 47402.

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