Commission Accepting Human Rights Awards Nominations

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Nominations for the 22nd Annual Human Rights Awards Program are being accepted now through Feb. 5 by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC). The HRC recognizes noteworthy individuals and groups who have aided in the understanding of cultural diversity and advocated for the human rights of the City’s residents.

The awards committee will evaluate nominees based on community involvement, initiatives and humanitarianism. Eligible nominees are people living or working in Virginia Beach or anyone who has contributed to the promotion of human rights to benefit Virginia Beach residents.

The commission will be presenting several types of awards. “The Human Rights Commission needs your help in recognizing people in our community who work tirelessly to promote justice, fairness and diversity continuously,” said Chairman Cliff Rice. “We look forward to your nominations.”

A nomination form must be attached to all entries, as well as two letters of endorsement to support the nomination. For more details and to obtain a Human Rights Award nomination form, visit or call Human Resources at (757) 385-8949. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 via email, mail or hand-delivery. Please submit completed nominations in one of the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Mail or Hand-Deliver:
    City of Virginia Beach / Department of Human Resources
    ATTENTION: Employee Relations / HRC Awards Program
    2424 Courthouse Drive, Building 18, Rm. 122
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Winning nominees will be honored at an awards program in March.

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