City of Bloomington Seeks Nominees for the Latino Leader Awards

BY: City Of Bloomington - USA
Post ID: 35051 | POSTED ON: Jun 13, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs is seeking nominees for the Latino Leader and Organization/Agency Awards.

The deadline for submission of nominations is July 27, 2012, and awards will be presented during the kickoff celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month in September. Nomination forms are available in the City of Bloomington's Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD), Suite 260 in City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., and online at www.bloomington.in.gov/chla.

The Latino Leader and Agency/Organization awards recognize nominees who have made significant contributions to the Bloomington and/or Monroe County community.

Award Criteria: Through their contributions, nominees have been an influential role model, have advocated for services and the rights for Latinos, and have shown continuous direct and effective involvement in the Latino community.

This award seeks to recognize organizations in the following key areas:

Leadership – Through exemplary leadership, has contributed toward a specific goal or objective that has benefited the Latino community and/or has been a role model in their profession/work.

Initiative – Continually responds to new and changing needs of the community.

Advocacy – Campaigns for issues that promote the inclusion and well-being of the Latino community.

Dedication – Works on issues and seeks solutions to problems based on the needs of the professional and/or Latino community, not based on their own self-interests.

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. Those submitting nominations also should include their names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Nomination forms can be completed online at www.bloomington.in.gov/chla, turned in at the CFRD office in City Hall or mailed to the Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, Attn: CFRD, 401 North Morton Street, Suite 260, Bloomington, IN 47404.

For more information, please contact Melissa Britton, Latino Outreach Coordinator, Community and Family Resources Department, at 349.3860 or brittonm@bloomington.in.gov.

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