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Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award: 2016 Recipient Announced!

by Benjamin Marentette
Friday, February 12, 2016



Subject:           Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award

 Contact:          Taylor Nash, Traverse City Human Rights Commission Chairman –     

                        Kristine Bosley, Human Rights Commission Staff: (231) 922-4481

Issued:             February 12, 2016


Marian Kromkowski is the recipient of the 2016 Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award.   Ms. Kromkowski has worked tirelessly to protect human and civil rights. Ms. Kromkowski currently serves as a chair on the League of Women Voters and provides legal representation and advice to immigrants and their families. Ms. Kromkowski has made a positive impact on our community and is embodies the spirit of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award. 

The Traverse City Human Rights Commission is holding a celebration on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Second Floor Training Room of the Governmental Center (400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan) in honor of the 2016 recipient of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award.   Mayor Jim Carruthers will present Ms. Kromkowski with the award at the City Commission’s Study Session on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Governmental Center.   The City of Traverse City encourages the entire community to congratulate Ms. Kromkowski on her award!   All are invited to attend the celebration as well as the presentation by Mayor Carruthers.

Sara Hardy, a longtime resident, through her courageous and determined actions gave birth to the concept of a Human Rights organization in her community. Her conduct and professionalism exemplifies the philosophies and ideals of the Human Rights Commission to promote mutual understanding and respect among all people and to discourage discriminatory practices.

This award recognizes Sara Hardy’s contributions to the community by honoring an individual who exemplifies the Human Rights Commission’s ideals. The recipient of this award is selected by the Traverse City Human Rights Commission. We want to encourage the citizens of the Traverse City area to join with us in recognizing the contributions made by this deserving individual in the promotion of human rights.