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City Commission On The Status Of Women Extends Nomination Deadline For Annual Awards

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominees for the 2024 Woman of the Year, Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution, Emerging Leader, and Young Woman of the Year awards. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, February 9th, 2024. The 2024 awards will be presented during the Women’s History Month Luncheon on March 28, 2024.  


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 someone who serves as a positive role model for girls and women and has made outstanding contributions to the community. 


Named for the former director of Middle Way House and former member of the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women, 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.


The Young Woman of the Year Award recognizes a young woman between the ages of 11-18 years who has already, at a young age, impacted issues for girls and/or women in the community. Self-nominations are encouraged in this category.


Nomination forms are available online, in the City of Bloomington’s Community and Family Resources Department, 401 N. Morton St, Suite 260, or by contacting Marissa Parr-Scott at


Nominations should highlight the reasons why the nominee merits the award, and how their community service has benefited women. They should also include the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the nominee in addition to the nominator’s own name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.


Send completed nomination forms by email to or by mail to: The Commission on the Status of Women, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402.


2024 Women's achievement award nominations