SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Do you know a Somerset County woman who has made extraordinary contributions to her career field or her community?

The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2016 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program.

“We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” said Freeholder Deputy 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.”

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Print a nomination form and guidelines from http://bit.ly/SCCSW2016 or call Commission Chair Janice Fields at 908-599-1637 if you do not have Internet access.

Nominations must be received by Dec. 31, 2015.  Email submissions are preferred.  Send a scanned copy of the completed and signed 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.

Nominees must be women who live in Somerset County.  All nominations will be reviewed by the commission’s selection committee.

Categories 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.

Nominations should be as specific as possible, citing the ways the nominee has demonstrated outstanding performance or dedication in her job or community.

Awards will be presented March 18, 2016, at the commission’s annual Women’s History Month celebration and dinner at The Imperia in Franklin.