Nominations Sought for 2016 “Women of Excellence” Awards

January 25, 2016, 7:49 AM HST · Updated January 25, 7:49 AM
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Women of Excellence, File photo 2015.

Women of Excellence, File photo 2015.

The Committee on the Status of Women announced it is now accepting nominations for its “Women of Excellence” awards program.

This year’s program celebrates the theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”

Nominations are being sought for women who have succeeded against great odds, and whose diversity of experience demonstrates both the challenges and the opportunities they have faced.

A total of four women will be honored in different categories including:

  • A Young Woman’s Experience (14-21 years old)
  • A Woman’s Perspective (21-59 years of age)
  • A Woman’s Insights and Contributions (60 years and older)
  • Honorary Historical Award (Posthumous)
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The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 19th.  Recipients of 2015 awards included Kathy Collins, Teresa Skinner, Agrifina Cabebe, Lyn McNeff, Stacey Moniz and Lois Reiswig.

Nomination forms are available on the County of Maui CSW website  under the “Additional Information” heading. Forms are also available at the information booth in the main lobby of the County Building, and from the Office of the Mayor on the 9th floor of the County building.

Nominees and “Women of Excellence” winners will be recognized during a Women’s History Month awards presentation on March 24, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. at a location to be announced.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the women who have helped shape Maui County,” said Ann Arakawa, wife of Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Please take a moment to thank an exceptional woman you know by nominating her for one of the award categories. These women are role models for all of us, and it’s important that we give them the recognition they deserve,” she said.

 

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