The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Nominations Sought for Arts and Humanities Awards

Nominations Sought for Arts and Humanities Awards Montgomery

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking nominations for the annual County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Awards to be presented at a special ceremony on Monday, October 22. Now in its 11th year, the Executive’s Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by Montgomery County on individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons.

The following recognitions will be presented: the Education Award, Community Award, Volunteer Award, Outstanding Artist or Scholar Award, Business or Individual Patron Award and Emerging Leader Award.

Past recipients include Drs. Jeffrey and Carolyn Leonard, Shizumi Shigeto Manale and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Members of the community are invited to nominate an individual or group worthy of an award. The deadline for nominations is July 13.“These are the most prestigious honors conferred by the County on individual artists and scholars, organizations and patrons of the arts and humanities,” said Leggett.

For details and nominating instructions, visit the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s website at

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