Judges Announced for NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Awards

Press Release
Press Release

The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) has announced the judges for the 2015 NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Awards. 

This year, the City Cultural Diversity Awards Program Committee will be chaired by NBC-LEO President-Elect Priscilla Tyson, councilmember, Columbus, Ohio.

“This awards program provides a wonderful forum each year for learning about the innovative ideas that cities across the country are implementing to promote cultural diversity,” said Tyson. “We have an exceptional panel of judges who truly represent the citizens of America. I invite our member cities to submit their programs and concepts to us, as by doing so, they will be sharing with cities everywhere and contributing in a purposeful way to the goal of achieving true diversity.”

The judges this year are represented from NLC’s constituency groups:

They are: Audwin Samuel, councilmember, Beaumont, Texas (NBC-LEO); Sharon Fields, councilwoman, East Orange, N.J. (NBC-LEO/WIMG); Greg Pettis, councilmember, Cathedral City, Calif. (GLBTLO), APAMO President Suzanne Chan, councilwoman, Fremont, Calif.; and HELO First Vice President Joel Navarro, councilmember, Tempe, Ariz. 

The awards will be presented during the "Celebrate Diversity Breakfast" at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Award winners will be notified at the end of February. A press release will be available via our Press Office at the end of the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast announcing all of the award winners.

Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to be recognized for your hometown’s diversity programming. Your program could be among this year’s winners.

Only National League of Cities member cities are eligible to apply. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 30, 2015. To obtain a copy of the application, please visit the NBC-LEO page.

The program is accepting PDF applications only, and they must be sent to batulan@nlc.org.

The City Cultural Diversity Awards Program has been developed to showcase examples of how cities achieve excellence in diversity. The awards are given to honor community leadership in developing creative and effective programs to improve cultural diversity.

For information about the 2015 City Cultural Diversity Award program, please contact NLC Principal Associate Rikka Batulan at (202) 626-3062.

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