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Nominees Sought for 22nd Annual Union County Women of Excellence Awards

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 22nd annual Women of Excellence Awards, sponsored with the Union County Commission on the Status of Women.

The Women of Excellence Awards program was established to raise awareness about the significant contributions made to Union County by women from all walks of life.

“For more than 20 years, the Women of Excellence Awards have celebrated and supported the difference that women make to the quality of life in Union County, all throughout our communities,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “If there is an outstanding woman in your sphere of activity, whether professional or volunteer, I encourage you to submit her name for consideration.”

Women of Excellence nominations are open to all women 21 years or older, who reside in or are employed in Union County, and who have distinguished themselves in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Business/Entrepreneurial, Community Service, Education, Government, Law, Law Enforcement, Medicine/Health Care, or Women’s Advocacy.

Nominators are asked to provide several examples of how the nominee has demonstrated outstanding achievements in these fields, and to indicate how the nominee has made a difference in the lives of Union County residents or employees.

The awardees are guests of honor at the annual Women of Excellence Award Dinner. They receive an engraved Women of Excellence plaque and are presented with a Resolution by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Additional information and nomination forms are available at the Women of Excellence website,, or contact Jane O’Hara at

The nomination form and supporting documents must be submitted no later than December 1, 2013 to:

Ms. Jane O’Hara
708 Newark Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090

The 2014 Women of Excellence Award Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union.