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Nominations Open for 25th Annual Women of Excellence Awards

County Courthouse Union County NJUnion County, NJ – Nominations for the 25th Annual Women of Excellence Awards are now being accepted.  The award celebrates women who live or work in Union County and have made major contributions of professional or volunteer work in Arts and Humanities, Education, Government, and other fields.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Commission on the Status of Women sponsor the program to highlight the powerful impact that women have on the Union County community. The new Union County Office on Women – a 2016 initiative of Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen – also joins in sponsoring the Women of Excellence Awards.

“Over the span of a quarter-century, the Women of Excellence Awards have chronicled the many different ways in which women lend their talents, hearts and hands to improve life for all of us,” said Chairman Bergen. “If you know a woman who has made an extraordinary difference in your community, I encourage you to submit her name for consideration.”

Bergen also encouraged local government agencies, businesses and non-profits to submit names for consideration.

“The Women of Excellence Award is a wonderful way to recognize an outstanding employee or volunteer,” said Bergen.

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 receive a Freeholder Resolution in their honor and will be celebrated at the annual Women of Excellence gala awards dinner, to be held on March 24, 2017 at the Clubhouse at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

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 to Jane O’Hara,

All nominations should be mailed to Jane O’Hara at 708 Newark Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090 and postmarked no later than December 1, 2016.

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