Submit Nominations for Human Rights Award


The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its 35th Annual Human Rights Awards Celebration from now until March 30, 2012. 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 703-324-2900. Nominations can be submitted by e-mail to wyvetta.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov; by fax at 703-324-3570; or by mail to the Human Rights Commission, 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 2010 were John Horejsi, Kenneth R. Fredgren, Good Spoon and Langley Residential Support Services.

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 Human Rights Commission at 703-324-2953, TTY 703-324-2900, or by e-mail at cathy.boone@fairfaxcounty.gov.


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