Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 18, 2021

Recognize an Outstanding Woman in Your Organization this Year

The Union County Women of Excellence award program celebrates women’s achievements in work, community life and volunteer activities.

Union County, NJ – Businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and government agencies throughout Union County are invited to honor outstanding women employees, colleagues, creators and volunteers by nominating them for a 2021 Union County Women of Excellence award.

Now in its 30th year, the Women of Excellence program highlights the significant contributions of women to life in Union County, while raising awareness about the continued need for progress on diversity and equality, and helping to inspire the next generation of achievers and change makers.

The program accepts nominations from all fields including arts and humanities, business and entrepreneurial, community service, education, government, law, public safety, medicine and health care, and advocacy for children, youth and women.

“The Women of Excellence awards serve as a reminder that the advancement of women in all walks of life — whether in business, civic and volunteer activities, professional life, or in government service — is essential for the growth and development of a thriving community, for meeting the challenges of the present, and for creating a legacy of achievement to inspire future generations,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“Women’s leadership is woven into the fabric of modern society, and now is the time to celebrate and build on this progress. The Women of Excellence program demonstrates that the influence of accomplished women is felt throughout Union County and beyond,” said Commissioner Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, who is the Commissioner Board Liaison to the Union County Commission on the Status of Women.

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

Nominations are open to all women 21 years or older who live, volunteer or work in Union County.

Individuals, businesses, non-profits and government agencies are all invited to submit nominations in a variety of fields.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are open now and will close on Wednesday, December 1.

Nominations may be submitted online to the Union County Office on Women by using the form at ucnj.org/women, or by mail to the Office on Women, 3rd Floor, Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

Please note that nominations sent by mail must be received by December 1, 2021 for consideration.

Questions about the nomination process may be addressed to Jennifer Erdos, Union County Office on Women at 908-527-4216 or jerdos@ucnj.org.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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