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Nominations Open for 26th 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 26th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards program honors women from all walks of life who make outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Union County.

The nomination process is designed to be simple and accessible, providing the whole community with an opportunity to recognize women who represent a wide variety of fields and interests. Individuals, businesses, non-profits and government agencies can submit names for consideration.

“Each passing year brings new challenges, and new opportunities to foster change, growth and progress in Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “If you know a woman who has made a notable difference in your community, I encourage you to submit her name for consideration.”

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

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

The awardees are guests of honor at the annual Women of Excellence gala awards dinner, held each spring. Each awardee receives an engraved Women of Excellence plaque and a Freeholder Resolution recognizing their impact on the Union County community.

The Women of Excellence awards are sponsored by the Freeholder Board and the Union County Commission on the Status of Women, with the Union County Office on Women.

For more information about submitting a Women of Excellence nomination, or to download a nomination form, visit

The Union County Office on Women was established in 2015 as an initiative of Chairman Bergen. Its mission is to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County. More information is available online at


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