FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Our diverse town has many successful women doing extraordinary things every day, and now it is time to recognize them. We have less than a month to make our voices heard. 

Dec. 31 is the last day to send nominations to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women for its 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program. 

March is Women's History Month and awards will be presented to the winners during the commission's annual Women’s History Month celebration and dinner.

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“We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  “It is most appropriate that during Women's History Month, we take the time to publicly recognize them and say thank you.”

The categories which will be awarded are: arts/entertainment/sports; business/entrepreneur/information technology; education; environmental initiatives; government/public/social service; hometown hero; journalism/media/law; medicine/health services; and volunteerism.

To nominate someone and to view the guidelines click here, or call Janice Fields at 908-599-1637 and the submissions should be as specific as possible. It is important to state how the nominee has demonstrated outstanding performance or dedication in her job or community. Email is the best way to submit nominations. 

Send an electronic copy of the completed and signed the nomination form, along with any supporting documentation, to SCCSWomen@gmail.com  Entries also may be mailed to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, Attn:  Janice M. Fields, Chair, 36 Darren Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

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