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Humanitarian Service nominations open

Nominations are open for the 2015 Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards.

If you know a person or couple who stands out for their humanitarian service to residents of Garfield County, this is your opportunity to seek recognition for them. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 27, without exception.

The annual awards event, now in its 26th year, is sponsored by the Garfield County commissioners and the Garfield County Human Services Commission.

Those nominated, along with the people who nominate them, are invited to the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at the Grand River Health Ballroom in Rifle.

At the banquet, the top 20 finalists selected by the awards committee will be honored. Winners will be selected in various categories and given additional recognition at the banquet. All nominees must be available and able to attend the event.

To make a nomination, download this form: http://tinyurl.com/GarCoHumanitarian.

Each nomination must include this form and at least three and a maximum of six letters from people, including the nominator, who are well acquainted with the nominee. Each letter should include detailed information about the nominee’s humanitarian service. The most successful winning nominations include descriptive support letters about different facets of the person’s or couple’s humanitarian service. The committee urges nominators to be as specific and complete as possible to convey a nominee’s true dedication related to humanitarian efforts.

Past winners are not eligible for nomination. To view the list of previous winners, visit the Garfield County website (http://www.garfield-county.com) and click on Humanitarian Awards under Community.

Nomination packages may be scanned and submitted by e-mail to GarcoHSA@gmail.com. The email subject line should be the person’s name. They also may be copied and submitted by mail to Humanitarian Service Awards, P.O. Box 1548, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

All nominees will be notified of their nominations. At the awards dinner, the top 20 nominees will be the guests of the Human Services Commission and the Garfield County commissioners. All other attendees will be asked to pay for their dinners. Advance reservations are required, and information about the dinner will be announced in early March.

This event is not a fundraiser for any agency, Garfield County or the Human Services Commission. The Humanitarian Service Awards honor residents of Garfield County for their selfless contributions to make our community a more vibrant, diverse, caring, sustainable, supportive and safe place to live.

If you have questions, call 970-987-7576.


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