Union County Human Relations Commission seeking Unity Achievement Award Nominees

If you know of an individual, organization or business that stands out from the crowd in helping others, the Union County Human Relations Commission would like to know about them.

The commission is seeking nominations for its 2014 Unity Achievement Awards.

“This prestigious annual award recognizes programs, services, activities, and efforts being put forth by local role models that promote cultural diversity, strong community relations, and human rights,” commission Co-Chair Barbara Boyer said. “The award recipients enhance the human spirit and quality of life by dedicating themselves to make things better for people and between people.”

Past Unity Achievement Award recipients include corporations, business organizations, community organizations, nonprofit organizations, individuals, law-enforcement representatives, public servants, clergy, faith-based organizations, the media, students, educators, and veterans. The 2014 awards will mark the 13thannual year in which honorees have been named.

The commissioners who volunteer their time and energy to serve on the Union County Human Relations Commission unequivocally agree that the best way to strive to accomplish their mission — to actively encourage, develop, promote and strengthen respect for human rights and cultural diversity among the people of Union County — is to publicly honor those who already do it well.

Award nominees must live, work, or attend school in Union County.

Nominations for the 2014 awards are being accepted now, and they must be received no later than Friday, December 27, 2013.

Nomination forms are available online at You can also request the form by calling Commissioner Karen Positan at 908-889-9028 or emailing her at

A listing of all of the previous Unity Achievement Award recipients in all categories can be found on the county website.