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Women of Excellence Program Welcomes Nominations for 24th Annual Awards

excellenceThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 24th annual Women of Excellence Awards.

The awards, sponsored by the Freeholder Board and the Commission on the Status of Women, celebrate the diverse achievements of women who have distinguished themselves in professional or volunteer fields in Union County.

“For more than 20 years, the Women of Excellence Awards have celebrated and supported the difference that women make to strengthen our communities and impact the quality of life in Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “If there is an extraordinary woman in your life, whether professional or volunteer, I encourage you to submit her name for consideration.”

Women can be nominated for their contributions in the categories of Arts and Humanities, Business and Entrepreneurial, Community Service, Education, Government, Law, Law Enforcement, Medicine and Health Care, or Women’s Advocacy.

The Women of Excellence award is open to all women, 21 years or older, who live, work, or volunteer in Union County.

Awardees will be celebrated and will receive a certificate at the annual Women of Excellence gala awards dinner, to be held on March 18, 2016 at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union Township.

For more information about submitting a Women of Excellence nomination, or to download a nomination form, visit Questions about the nomination process can be emailed

All nominations should be mailed to Jane O’Hara at 708 Newark Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090 and postmarked no later than December 1, 2015.