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County seeks nominations for Outstanding Women Awards

This year’s contest will feature a new STEM category

Special to The Sun: Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson (left) and Commissioner Allison Eckel (right) presented Vicki Conaway, of the Tabernacle Baptist Church Mission Ministry, with the 2022 Outstanding Women Award for volunteerism during last year’s awards banquet.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards, whose winners will be honored at a banquet this fall.

County commissioners and the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council will honor the outstanding contributions and leadership of women from the county. New this year will be a STEM category to recognize those excelling in science, technology, engineering and math.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, June 12.

The advisory council awards women who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields and may be mentors, role models or advocates for other women.

To be eligible, nominees must have lived or worked in the county for at least the last year. The commissioners and the women’s council hope to encourage more women by awarding winners in the STEM category. 

Other categories are community service and volunteerism, diversity/inclusion, military or veterans service, education/mentorship, first responder, government, health care and law/law enforcement.

“Women in our county have excelled in every field, and we’ve made it our mission to celebrate them and their achievements,” said Commissioner Allison Eckel, a liaison to the Women’s Advisory Council. 

“By honoring women achievers and their accomplishments, we hope to inspire more women to take on leadership roles and reach for even more.”

Nomination criteria and forms are available online at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/263/Womens-Advisory-Council and at https://burlingtoncountynj.formstack.com/forms/outstandingwomen2023

For any questions, email womenscouncil@co.burlington.nj.us.

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