Nomination sought for Edina human rights award

The Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission is accepting nominations for its annual human rights award.

The Tom Oye Award for Human Rights Excellence is given annually at the city’s All-Volunteer Recognition Reception.

Oye was a longtime Edina resident and humanitarian who demonstrated courage and compassion in the advancement of human rights. He helped found the Human Rights and Relations Commission in 1970, serving on it for 30 years.

Anyone living or working in Edina is eligible. Criteria for the award:

• Has demonstrated efforts to foster respect and dignity for others,

• Models courage and/or compassion in the advancement of human rights,

• Has demonstrated leadership by example for improving human relations and/or advancing human rights.

Applications must be received by Jan. 15, 2013. Send to Edina City Hall, Human Rights & Relations Commission, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424. Applications are available online at or by contacting City Manager Intern Ari Klugman

Info: 952-826-0429 (Ari Klugman).