The cities of Champaign and Urbana are accepting nominations for the 2010 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. Awardees will be honored Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, with a 6 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner program.
The purpose of the International Humanitarian Awards are:
- to honor individuals/organizations whose work has contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendship and development;
- to recognize the richness of Champaign County’s international contributions, concerns and commitments in the following categories: agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education, and trade and business;
- to educate the public about the connections that exist between our local and global community.
Nominations are being accepted and should illustrate how a candidate’s extraordinary international service has improved the lives and contributed to the well being of people in the following areas: agriculture; hospitality; humanitarian relief; human rights; research/education; trade and business.
Nomination forms may be obtained by visiting the City of Champaign website at http://champaignil.gov/cuiha/ or by contacting the Community Relations Office at 217.403.8830. Deadline for nomination submission is Wednesday, June 30, 2010.