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Seeking 2021 Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award Nominations

by Colleen Paveglio
Thursday, February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021 - 

The Traverse City Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the 2021 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 the Nomination Form and submit a letter that describes 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, address, and telephone number. Also, please include your full name and phone number. Nominators may be asked to present their nominations in person (or via Zoom) at a Human Rights Commission meeting.


The deadline to submit nominations is March 15, 2021. Please email or mail your nomination to the Traverse City Human Rights Commission at: citypers@traversecitymi.gov 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, and Joe Lada.

For more information, please email Human Resources at citypers@traversecitymi.gov or to access the Nomination form HERE.