SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program, and nominations are due by Dec. 31.

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

Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/2018WomenAwards or by calling commission chair Janice Fields at 908-599-1637.

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Email submissions are preferred, and electronic copies of completed and signed nomination forms can be sent to SCCSWomen@gmail.com, or 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, and 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, and cite the ways the nominee has demonstrated outstanding performance or dedication in job or community.

Awards will be presented March 16, 2018 at the annual Women's History Month celebration and dinner.