Know a community member who works tirelessly for the good of others and who shares time, energy, experience, and goodwill to make Champaign County a better place to live and work?
Nominate him or her for a countywide award by Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.
The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois have joined together to recognize and honor individuals who work for the betterment of our community by offering three awards in the following categories:
• James R. Burgess, Sr. - Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award
honors the humanitarian efforts of individuals/organizations that improve the human condition by alleviating suffering and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need
• Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award
honors individuals/organizations that engage in outstanding volunteerism and, in so doing, contribute to the well-being of the Champaign County community
• The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award
honors individuals/organizations that work for social justice in the spirit of Dr. King. The principles of justice that Dr. King espoused include promoting equal rights for all persons regardless of race, religion, economic status, or physical or mental disability
The efforts of these dedicated and compassionate individuals and organizations will be recognized during the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration. For questions regarding this event, please contact either Marietta Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathleen Charleston (email@example.com). Information on how to nominate an individual as well as the nomination form are available here