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.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nomination Sought for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

Nominations Sought for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards;

Humanitarian and Children of the Dream Award Nominations Due Nov. 16

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Awards to be presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 20, 2013. All winners and honorable mentions will be acknowledged during the ceremony to be held at StrathmoreMusic Center,5301 Tuckerman La., NorthBethesda. Nominations must be received by Friday, November 16.

Humanitarian Award applications must provide a short narrative explaining the nominee’s contributions to Montgomery County residents, including:

  • The community-based or civic activities for which the nominee is being recognized;
  • Whether or not the nominee is paid for the activities listed above;
  • The specific period of time the nominee has been involved in these activities; and
  • Other contributions of a humanitarian nature made by the person to the community.

Children of the Dream Awards will be presented to one male and one female student in grades 9 to 12, or a group or club, which demonstrates outstanding character and community/school involvement. Volunteer activities may include a single significant project or an on-going effort and must be above and beyond routine class work or school or community projects.

Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park are co-sponsors of the celebration.

Nomination forms are available at For more information, contact James Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, at 240-777-8491.

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