Senator Mike Morrell opens nominations for 2016 Women of Distinction Awards

By on May 27, 2016
State Senator Mike Morrell

Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) of the 23rd Senate District, is hosting the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards to recognize extraordinary women who have positively impacted their community.

Women nominated for this recognition should have a strong dedication to making a difference through acts of service, philanthropic efforts or other demonstrations of commitment to their community. Women who are nominated should live or work within the 23rd Senate District, which includes Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, Highland, Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Yucaipa, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Cedar Glen, Cherry Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Menifee, Nuevo, San Jacinto, Phelan, Piñon Hills, and Wrightwood.

This year’s Women of Distinction event will be held at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center located in Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, October 7. Acknowledging remarkable women for their contributions to California has been an annual legislative tradition since 1987. Celebrations include weekly recognitions of women’s accomplishments on the floors of both houses and the passage of resolutions commemorating Women’s History Month. (Senate Resolution 64 was this year’s legislation.) This local event will also be an opportunity to discuss legislative and public policy issues.

Nominators should try to nominate someone who has not been previously chosen. Honorees will be selected by a committee, so it is important to include all pertinent information and attach a biography if one is available. Nomination forms must be complete and turned in by August 1 in order to be considered. Forms can be sent via fax at (909) 919-7739, email (Melissa.Boyd@sen.ca.gov), or mail (10350 Commerce Center Dr., Suite A-220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730).

Boyd is also available for any questions or additional information at (909) 919-7731. Nomination forms can be found here: http://morrell.cssrc.us/sites/morrell.cssrc.us/files/160524_NominationForm.pdf