OHRC seeking nominations for Community Awards Program


The City of Olathe and the Olathe Human Relations Commission are seeking nominations for the seventh annual Community Awards Program. The awards recognize individuals and entities for meritorious service in the pursuit of cultural diversity and advocacy of human rights which benefit Olathe citizens.

The winners will be announced at the Community Awards Program scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 23 in the Council Chamber of Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe. The theme of the event is "Diversity Makes the Difference."

Individuals living and working in the City of Olathe or living and working elsewhere who have contributed to the promotion of human rights to the benefit of the citizens of Olathe are eligible for nomination.

Persons or entities can be nominated in the following categories:

• Olathe Human Relations Commission Humanitarian Award
• Commission/Organization Award
• Business/Industry Award
• Educator Award
• Youth Award (19 or under)
• Olathe Human Relations Commission Chairman’s Award

In addition to the Olathe Human Relations Commission awards, the Olathe Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board will be presenting an “Accessible Community Award” which will recognize individuals and/or entities for meritorious service, perseverance or determination in the pursuit of disability inclusiveness which is defined as demonstrating or ensuring that people with disabilities can and do live and work within our community as productive, accomplished and contributing Olathe citizens.

The nomination forms and eligibility requirements are available on-line at: www.olatheks.org/HR/HumanRelations/HumanRelationsCommission and may be received by mail, fax or e-mail. The nomination form deadline is noon on April 9. For more information about the nomination process, or for special accommodations, contact the City of Olathe Office of Human Relations at (913) 971-8790 or send a fax to (913) 971-8715.