Orange County Human Rights Commission seeks nominations for 2019 awards

Completed nomination forms must be received by Feb. 22


Make text smaller Make text larger





— The Orange County Human Rights Commission is now seeking nominations for its 2019 awards.

Now in its 24th year, the Human Rights awards program honors those who have made a significant contribution to advance human rights and eliminate discrimination. Since the inception of the award in 1995, 139 individuals or groups from Orange County have been recognized.

“The Commission is excited to recognize and celebrate the contributions of those exceptional individuals or groups making a difference in Orange County,” Orange County Human Rights Executive Director Inaudy Esposito said in the press release detailing the program. “We invite everyone to consider the people, programs and groups in their communities who are ensuring that Orange County is an inclusive, safe and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds.”

Ideal nominations will demonstrate how the nominee meets at least one of the following criteria:

• Fosters mutual respect and understanding and build better relations among diverse groups in Orange County.

• Works toward the development of equity for oppressed groups in our community.

• Relieves tension and conflict between racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation, differently abled or nationality groups.

• Works to create awareness of and/or eliminate or reduce discrimination in Orange County.

The human rights contributions must be happening in Orange County and may be from any field, including, but not limited to: public service, volunteering, education, law enforcement, human services industry, social justice and not-for-profit work.

“We are always excited to recognize and honor the winners of the Human Rights award,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “These men and women play an integral role in preserving the rights of all residents of Orange County and reinforcing the mission of the Human Rights Commission.”

Completed nomination forms must be received no later than Feb. 22.

Nomination forms are available on the Human Rights Commission page on the County website www.orangecountygov.com/humanrights or by calling Inaudy Esposito at 615-3680.

Entries should be emailed to: humanrights@orangecountygov.com or mailed to Orange County Human Rights Commission, 40 Matthews Street, Suite 301, Goshen, N.Y. 10923.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Quickbooks Expert Rochelle Dejong: Outsourcing Your Company's Bookkeeping
Outsourcing a “back-office” function such as bookkeeping to R&D allows you to focus on the core of your business. So if your business needs a bookkeeper for only a few...
Read more »
Image

Finance Expert Doug Messina: Will You Spend Your Retirement Savings or Leave It Behind? The Answer May Surprise You
A key financial question for retirees is what to do with their hard-earned retirement savings. For example, some investors may find it more fulfilling to provide a college fund...
Read more »
Image

College Admissions Expert Elizabeth Levine: How generous are the colleges you are thinking of applying to?
The third leg to the stool in financing your child's college education is understanding a colleges generosity, and relating it your financial boundaries and financial aid picture.
Read more »
Image

St. Anthony Community Hospital Emergency Department: Expert 24-Hour Care, with Waiting Time Under 10 Minutes
St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), offers excellent Emergency Department care with initial wait times of less...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST COMMENTED



Warwick, NY