For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Tasha Tervalon-Norcome, Commission on the Status of Women, (510) 981-5347

20TH ANNUAL OUTSTANDING BERKELEY WOMEN EVENT AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, February 18, 2009) - Nominations are now being sought for the 20th Anniversary of the City of Berkeley’s Outstanding Women of Berkeley event.

As part of celebrating National Women’s History Month (March), the City of Berkeley’s Commission on the Status or Women will honor the many accomplishments of local women. The ceremony and reception will be held on April 1.
 
The Commission encourages nominations for women who have inspired change and whom you feel should be recognized. In the past, the Commission has recognized artists, teachers, mayors, and community activists. We are confident that this year we will see more outstanding women awarded for their achievements.

To nominate a woman you know:

  • Nominees should be women who currently live, work or learn in Berkeley and are 14 years of age and older;
  • All applications must be typed and include name, address and phone number of both the nominator and the nominee;
  • The nominator’s statement should address the contributions the nominee has made to the Berkeley community and answers the questions on the nomination form;
  • Submit your nomination by Monday, March 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

Download a copy of the nomination form here or contact Tasha Tervalon-Norcome at 981-5347 or ttervalon@cityofberkeley.info.

Nomination forms should be mailed to: Commission on the Status of Women, c/o Tasha Tervalon-Norcome, Injury Prevention Program, 1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email the nomination form to: ttervalon@CityofBerkeley.info.

Ceremony and Reception

WHO: The public is invited
WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
 Reception at 6 p.m.
 Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue
COST:  Free

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