Union County, NJ – Residents, business owners, and non-profit managers nominations are now open for the 28th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. 

“It is always important to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the Union County community, from business and legal affairs to public service, education and much more,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “These awards recognize the contributions made by women who inspire, lead, serve, and in so doing, make a positive difference in the quality of life for everyone in Union County.”

Women can be nominated for their achievements in various fields. Especially qualified women residing or working in Union County who have made an impact are eligible for nomination. Nominations are open to all women 21 years or older who live, volunteer or work in Union County. Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies can submit nominations for an award. 

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Awardees will be honored at the annual Women of Excellence gala awards dinner, to be held on March 27, 2020 at the Gran Centurions in Clark.

Each awardee will receive an engraved Women of Excellence plaque and a Freeholder Resolution in their honor recognizing their impact on the Union County community.

The Women of Excellence awards are sponsored by the Freeholder Board and the Union County Commission on the Status of Women, with the Union County Office on Women. 

Women of Excellence nominations may be submitted online. To submit a Women of Excellence nomination online, visit ucnj.org/women-awards.

Nominations will also continue to be accepted by mail. Mail-in nominations should be sent to the Union County Administration Building, Attn: Union County Office on Women, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 2nd Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07207. The submission deadline is December 2. 

For any questions about the nomination process or to get more information about the Women of Excellence awards program, contact Union County Commission of the Status of Women/Freeholder Administration Liaison, Nancy Malta, at 908-527-4298 or nmalta@ucnj.org.

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