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Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award: Call for Nominations

by Katy McBenge
Monday, December 5, 2016

Contact: Human Resources 922-4481,

The Traverse City Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award. Sara Hardy was instrumental in establishing the Human Rights Commission more than 30 years ago. This award recognizes her contributions to the community by honoring an individual who exemplifies the ideals of the Commission. These ideals are to promote mutual understanding and respect among all people and to discourage discriminatory practices. Recent recipients of the Award include Marian Kromkowski, Glenna and Ken Andrews, Jim Rowlett, Brian Simerson, Eugene Fox, Susan Odgers, Joe Lada, Helen Cook, Gladys Muñoz and Jane Hayes. To nominate someone you believe represents these ideals, please submit a letter to include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number and humanitarian activities they are involved in along with the reasons why you are nominating this individual. The nominator should include their name and phone number in the letter as well.
The nomination deadline is Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Please send nominations to the Traverse City Human Rights Commission, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684 or fax to the Human Rights Commission at 231-922-4470.
Nominators may be invited to present their nominations in person to the Human Rights Commission. The recipient of the award will be honored at the Governmental Center on a date to be determined. The reception will precede the presentation of the award at the Traverse City Commission meeting that evening. For more information, please email Human Resources at We look forward to receiving your nomination.

Nomination Form