Eden Prairie Human Rights Award nominations

eden prairie logoEden Prairie is now accepted nominations for 2013 Human Rights Awards. This year’s award recipients will be selected by the Human Rights and Diversity Commission in March, with an award presentation and recognition at a city council meeting later in the spring.
Individuals who know of a deserving person, non-profit organization or business are encouraged to pick up a nomination packet at the Eden Prairie City Center or download a form at bit.ly/11UOwAF.
The deadline for nominations, with supporting materials, is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013.
The goal of the Human Rights Award is to recognize an Eden Prairie individual, non-profit organization, business or youth who has worked to create an inclusive community spirit through actions, activities or programs.
The Individual Category nominee shall be someone whose recent activities:
• Have directly benefited the community of Eden Prairie.
• Relate to the stated intentions of the Eden Prairie Manifesto [PDF]
• Are voluntary and/or go above-and-beyond a paid employee’s usual job responsibilities.
The Youth Category nominee shall be a school-aged youth who:
• Lives or attends school in Eden Prairie.
• Has shown exemplary work in school, volunteer, community service and/or faith community activities that reflect the principles of human rights and the value of diversity in our community.
The Non-Profit Organization category shall be an organization whose recent activities:
• Have directly benefited the community of Eden Prairie.
• Relate to the stated intentions of the Eden Prairie Manifesto [PDF]
The Business Category nominee shall be a business or corporation whose recent activities:
• Through practices and programs have produced and supported an inclusive work place environment.
• Through programs and support have directly benefited the community of Eden Prairie.
• Through business practices relate to the stated intentions of the Eden Prairie Manifesto
Contact Molly Koivumaki, staff liaison for the Human Rights and Diversity Commission at 952-949-8439 for more information. Recipients’ names are engraved on the Human Rights Award plaque in the Housing and Community Services office located in Eden Prairie Center mall.
Note: there is no monetary award for the Human Rights Award and members of the Human Rights and Diversity Commission are not eligible for the award while serving on the Commission.

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