FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2009





Elizabeth, NJ -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 18th annual Women of Excellence awards program, sponsored by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“The Women of Excellence Award honors the many different achievements of women in all walks of life,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.  “We welcome any and all nominations that recognize the diverse contributions of women who live or work in Union County.”

The Commission is looking for outstanding nominees who live or work in  Union County and have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following categories: Arts and Humanities, Business, Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Government, Law, Law Enforcement, Medicine, Health Care, Volunteerism, Women’s Advocacy, Distinguished Young Leader (at least 21 years of age), and Lifetime Achievement.

The Women of Excellence who are selected from the pool of nominees will be honored at a celebratory dinner to be held at The Westwood in Garwood on Friday, March 26, 2010.

To obtain a Women of Excellence Award Nomination Form, call Madeline Brigantino at
(908)527-4144 or go to to download the form.  The completed form should be mailed to Jane O’Hara, 708 Newark Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090.

Nominations must be postmarked by December 1, 2009.