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1000 S. Main Street
Suite 301
Salinas, CA 93901


Dear Community Friends:

Each year the Commission on the Status of Women honors women who have significantly improved the quality of life for others, and the adversity they may have had to overcome to achieve this. The Commissionís goal is to highlight the wonderful diversity of women in Monterey County and to honor their work and the contribution they make throughout our county. Please help us in identifying these unsung heroes who have made a difference in their community. We encourage and welcome all nominations who meet our qualifications. The Selection Committee is composed of Commissioners, which may also include community members and past honorees. Thank you for helping us honor Monterey County 's outstanding women. Your active participation will ensure the ongoing success of acknowledging and thanking these dynamic women each year.

Aranyani Azevedo, Chair
County Commission on the Status of Women


Nominees will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. Nominee must have demonstrated community service and has extensively engaged in active service, paid or unpaid.

2. Nominee must have demonstrated a commitment to working for the improvement of society in her neighborhood, community, nation or world.

3. Current Monterey County Supervisors, candidates for elective office, members of the Commission on the Status of Women, and persons associated with the Outstanding Women's Event Committee are ineligible for nomination.

4. Posthumous nomination must be made within one (1) year of nominee's death.

5. Nominations will be accepted for Monterey County residents only who have resided therein for one (1) years prior to this nomination.


Please read the following instructions before completing the Nomination Form.

1. Nomination deadline is Midnight, February 10, 2017. Nominations received after that date will not be accepted.

2. Type or print clearly. Be as complete and specific as possible. The information that you provide will be the sole basis for selection. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

3. Copies of the Nomination Form may be reproduced as needed for additional nominees, or downloaded by clicking the following links English Nomination Form 2017 or Spanish Nomination Form 2017. A Spanish language version is also available on the website.

4. Click here to use the Electronic Nomination Form

1000 South Main Street, Suite 301, Salinas, California 93901

For additional information, call 831-512-3239