NEW CITY The county is seeking nominations for the Civil and Human Rights Hall of Fame.
The Rockland County Civil and Human Rights Hall of Fame was launched in 2003 as part of the Commission on Human Rights 40th Anniversary celebration.
“This annual program recognizes local residents who have made significant contributions to the advancement of equality, diversity, human and civil rights in Rockland County,” said County Executive Ed Day. “We are proud to continue this tradition by selecting a new group of deserving individuals who have made lasting impacts on our communities.”
The nomination deadline is Jan. 17.
Led by Ram Nagubandi, commissioner of human rights, a panel of volunteers from diverse backgrounds will select the 2015 inductees. The panel will consider a nominees’ experiences, worthy activities and causes that advanced human and civil rights in Rockland.
The 2014 inductees included Gloria and Arnold Botwinick, Oscar Cohen, Wylene Branton Wood and Albert Holland Jr.
Call the Rockland County Commission on Human Rights at 845-364-3886 to obtain a nomination form and list of guidelines. The form is also available under “Forms” at www.rocklandgov.com/departments/human-rights/