Human Relations Award Competition Open
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Nominations are now open for the 2017 Human Relations Commission Award, sponsored by the City of Albany Human Relations Commission.
The Commission wants to recognize individuals and organizations or businesses in Albany that have worked to strengthen connections with Albany’s diverse community by being committed to the philosophy of inclusion, equal opportunity, fair treatment for all residents of Albany and promoting harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany. Selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to promoting human relations, inclusion, diversity, fair treatment, and/or equality through community programs and activities in Albany. Nominees need not be Albany residents.
Award recipients will be chosen in two categories: “individual” and “organization or business.” Up to two runners-up in each category may also be recognized. Awards will be announced and presented at a meeting of the Albany City Council in February 2018.
The first Human Relations Commission award was presented in January 2012.
Nomination forms–in English and Spanish–are available on the City website, www.cityofalbany.net/city-council/bcc/hrc, and hard copies will be provided on request.
Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017. They may be hand-delivered to Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW; mailed to Human Relations Commission Award, P.O. Box 490, Albany, OR 97321; or faxed to 541-917-7511.
The Human Relations Commission was established in 2007. Its purpose is to strengthen connections with Albany’s diverse community by being committed to the philosophy of inclusion, equal opportunity, fair treatment for all residents of Albany and promoting harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany. It was created to recommend programs, activities, ordinances, expenditures, and other appropriate governmental activities that serve the goal of maintaining respectful interactions within the community. Annually, the Commission supports events or activities to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday; mental illness and mental health awareness; National Night Out; and Festival Latino. The Commission also seeks opportunities to meet with groups or individuals throughout the community to learn about their experiences of living in Albany.
Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and City Councilors.