The Traverse City Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the 2023 Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award. This annual award recognizes Sara Hardy’s contributions to the community by honoring someone who exemplifies the ideals of the Human Rights Commission, which are to promote mutual understanding and respect among all people and to discourage discriminatory practices. Sara Hardy was instrumental in establishing the Human Rights Commission more than 30 years ago.
To nominate a person you believe represents the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, please complete a Nomination Form (link above). Please describe the humanitarian activities they are involved in and an explanation as to why you are nominating this individual. Be sure to include the nominee’s full name, email address, address, and telephone number. Also, be sure to include your full name and phone number. Nominators may be asked to present their nominations in person at a Human Rights Commission meeting.
The deadline to submit nominations is APRIL 6, 2023. You are also welcome to email or mail your nomination to the Traverse City Human Rights Commission at email@example.com OR 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684. Nominations may also be faxed to 231-922-4470.
The recipient of the award will be honored at the Governmental Center on a date to be determined. A reception will precede the presentation of the award at the Traverse City Commission meeting that evening. Past recipients of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award include Tom Bousamra, Marian Kromkowski, Glenna and Ken Andrews, Jim Rowlett, Brian Simerson, Eugene Fox, Susan Odgers, Joe Lada and Courtney Wiggins.
For more information, please email Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your nomination.
Sara Hardy Award Recipients:
1993 - Mary Lou Hansen
1994 - Edwin Frederick
1995 - Jim Carruthers
1996 - Terry Fogle
1997 - Dorothy Kye
1998 - Tom Shea
1999 - Rabbi Stacie Fine
Dec 2000 - Jo Bullis
Feb 2002 - Paul Heaton
2003 - Tom Appel
2004 - Jeff Haas
2005 - Ann Rogers and Ed Emenheiser
2006 - Sandra Svec and David Vinocur
2007 - Steve Perdue
2008 - Gertrude Morgan Springer
2009 - Jim Rowlett and Brian Simerson
2010 - Eugene Fox and Susan Odgers
2011 - Joe Lada
2012 - Helen Cook
2013 - Gladys Muñoz
2014 - Jane Hayes
2015 - Ken and Glenda Andrews
2016 - Marian Kromkowski
2017 - Dayna Ryan
2018 - Emmy Lou Cholak & Jenn Cameron
2019 - Sally Van Vlleck
2020 - Tom Bousamra
2021 - Ryan Hannon and Bill and Michelle White
2022 - Courtney Wiggins