Submit Nominations for Human Rights Award - Celebrating 40 Years of the Human Rights Ordinance and the Human Rights Commission


May 13, 2014


The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its 36th Annual Human Rights Awards Celebration from now until July 31, 2014.  The awards recognize individuals, nonprofits, or businesses that advanced human rights in Fairfax County during last year.

To get a nomination form, call 703-324-2953, TTY 711. Nominations can be submitted by e-mail to wyvetta.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov; by fax at 703-324-3570; or by mail to the Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318, Fairfax, VA 22035-0093.

Nominees should demonstrate accomplishments to eliminate illegal discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, private education and credit. These accomplishments can be a single significant action, long-term activities, or corporate equality programs of an extensive and outstanding nature.  Recipients of the Human Rights Awards for 2012 were Erica Brouillette, PRS, Inc. and Crisis Link.

The Human Rights Commission was established in 1974 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability in the areas of housing, public accommodations, employment, private education and credit.

For more information or a nomination form, contact the Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs at 703-324-2953, TTY 711, or by e-mail at wyvetta.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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