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April 20, 2012 > Commission will recognize those who improve human rights and quality of life

Commission will recognize those who improve human rights and quality of life

Submitted By Suzanne Shenfil

Sir Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give". The Fremont Human Relations Commission is pleased to announce the Human Relations Commission Awards (HRC Awards), which will honor and recognize both volunteers and professionals who, as individuals or through their organizations or businesses, have made significant contributions to human relations or human services endeavors in Fremont. This award will recognize individuals or organizations that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of equity, justice, a high quality of life, and human rights for all citizens.

Therefore, if you know an individual, organization or business that you would like to see recognized for their outstanding effort to help or support others in our community, please nominate them by downloading a nomination form at

Nominees will be accepted in the following categories.

Inter-cultural affairs: Engages in or promotes activities which encourage cultural awareness and understanding among diverse racial, ethnic, economic and age groups in Fremont.

Human Services: Delivers or conducts programs and activities providing direct social services to local individuals and/or families which assists them in helping themselves or enhance their quality of life.

Community Action: Has been instrumental in organizing or mobilizing people to work for social change benefiting the community; or has been a visionary or instrumental in helping establish or create a human service program.

Humanitarian Endeavors: Works diligently for multiple social causes, organizations, and efforts concerning community life in Fremont. Promotes community welfare and enhances the quality of life in Fremont through cooperative and benevolent activities and/or gifts.

Nominations must be received by the City by 5 p.m. PST on June 29, 2012. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges and finalized in August 2012. Award winners will be announced in August 2012. They will be recognized by the City of Fremont and highlighted in the Tri-City Voice in the months following their selection.

Completed nominations should be submitted to:

City of Fremont Human Relations Commission
Attn: Marylou Johnson - Recording Secretary
3300 Capitol Avenue, PO Box 5006
Fremont, CA 94537-5006

Or emailed to:

For questions or additional information, please contact the Human Relations Commission at

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