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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown's Commission seeking nominees for Women's History Month

2:30 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayor Alvin Brown's Commission on the Status of Women is currently accepting nominations for women who made long lasting contributions to the River City.

Four women will be selected from the nominees to be featured as poster honorees, according to a news release from the city's public affairs office.

The four women will be recognized during the Women's History Month in March celebration at a reception at the University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library.

This year the theme is Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

One honoree will be selected from each of the four STEM categories, the release said.

The release said the Commission on the Status of Women will pick the honorees based on:

  • Contribution of lasting value within the Jacksonville community
  • Residency in Jacksonville or adjacent county
  • Varying life experiences, occupations, etc.
  • Role model for others, especially young women

If you would like to nominate a woman to be honored you may visit the Commission on the Status of Women's website for the proper form.

Nomination forms may also be requested via email at or by calling Alice Checorski, staff liaison for the Women's Commission at 904-255-7239.

A copy of the form is also attached to this web story.

Only nominations submitted on the approved forms will be accepted.

The deadline for the Commission to receive the nominations is Friday, February 1 at 5 p.m.

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