Santa Rosa, CA – July 10, 2017 – The
County of Sonoma is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Jefferson
Awards. Nominations are due on Monday, August 7, 2017.
Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight
public service in America. The awards began as part of the American Institute
for Public Service in 1972 and were established by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
US Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard, staff to Bobby Kennedy. Locally,
the program was adopted by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and was
designed to highlight the value of nonprofit organizations, boards,
commissions, and advisory bodies, as well as individual efforts for “Excellence
in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement.”
Board of Supervisors invites the community to nominate extraordinary
individuals and programs that inspire through action,” said Board of
Supervisors Chair Shirlee Zane.
County is seeking nominations of nonprofits, boards, commissions/advisory
bodies, or individuals that demonstrate their ‘excellence in community
leadership and civic engagement.’ To obtain nomination criteria, materials and
further information please visit http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/HR/EVER/Jefferson-Awards/.
more information please contact the Jefferson Awards coordinator, Sylvia Lemus,
at 707-565-1702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.