• Nominations Open for Women's Hall of Fame

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    Name: Nominations Open for Women's Hall of Fame
    Date: June 14, 2019 - July 15, 2019
    Event Description:
    NOMINATIONS FOR 2019 WOMEN'S Hall of Fame due July 15, 2019
                The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) is taking nominations from the community for the 2019 Women's Hall of Fame.  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Women’s Hall of Fame. Nomination packages must be submitted online at www.TheOcsw.org, or mailed to OCCSW at PO Box 1323, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549 and postmarked, by Monday, July 15, 2019.  Nominees should be individuals who give freely and unselfishly by volunteering their time to community activities in Okaloosa County; who inspire others and acts as a role model; who have a positive impact on the direction and success of community projects, programs or individuals in Okaloosa County; and whose life and works have made significant contributions to the improvement and enhancement of life for all women and citizens in Okaloosa County.  Nominees may be living or deceased and must be Floridian either by birth or by permanent residency and domicile.

    Only contributions made while living and/or working in Okaloosa County will be assessed for membership in the Hall of Fame.  Nominee’s accomplishments may be in one or more fields of art, agriculture, athletics, business, community services, education, environment, government, health, humanities, law, philanthropy, and/or science.  It is not necessary to have made contributions in all of the above areas.  No contribution is considered trivial or unimportant.  A panel of judges will make their selection based only on the contents of the application.  Nominators are encouraged to include all information they consider relevant within the guidelines and restrictions of the application.
    The Hall of Fame is the Commission’s oldest and most prestigious award.  Pictures of the women inducted into the Hall of Fame are displayed at the Okaloosa County Annex in Shalimar, the Niceville City Council Chamber and in the Crestview Brackin Building.  According to Peggy Brockman, Chair of the OCCSW, "Women in our community have made tremendous contributions to our county's growth, health, education, welfare and culture.  Each year we want to continually recognize these women in a permanent way.”
    The nomination form and more information can be found at www.TheOCSW.org.  For more information, or a printed nomination form, contact Jeanne Rief at hof@occsw.org.  Inductees to the Women’s Hall of Fame will be honored the week of August 25th at the Okaloosa County Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.
                The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1995 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring women who have made significant contributions to the improvement of women and citizens of Okaloosa County. The OCCSW membership is composed of appointments by county commissioners and representatives of various women's organizations. For more information, contact Peggy Brockman at chair@occsw.org, or visit the organization's website, www.occsw.org.
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    Contact Information:
    Jeanne Rief, 850-685-8027
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