Celebrating Black History Month, Council will honor community members

Nominations are being accepted for citizens who have demonstrated significant contributions in the area of community service.

Every February, Gloucester Township Mayor and Council celebrate Black History Month by honoring outstanding African American members of our community. Nominations are now being accepted for exemplary citizens who have demonstrated significant contributions in the area of community service, personal or professional achievements or general good deeds that have impacted favorably on our citizens.

The nomination must include an essay supporting the nominee’s accomplishments. A three-member panel appointed by the Mayor will evaluate the nominations. The awards will be presented on Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. during the Gloucester Township Council Meeting at the Gloucester Township Municipal Building.

Nomination forms are available for download and must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 5 to the Township Clerk’s Office via fax at (856) 374–3527 or via email at npower@glotwp.com.

Forms can be downloaded at https://glotwp.com/news/gloucester-township-black-history-month-celebration-2018/

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

· Exemplary employment performance does not qualify as community service.

· Must be an exemplary citizen who has demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of community service.

· Must currently reside or work in Gloucester Township.

· Past recipients are not eligible.

Nominators must submit an essay supporting his/her nominee’s accomplishments. Please attach the essay to the nomination form. Also, letters of reference and documentation (i.e. certificates of merit, newspaper articles, etc.) may be included with the submission application.

Please note due to the high interest of nominees a maximum of ten honorees will be selected each year.