2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration – Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College and University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Countywide Celebration. Awardees will be honored Friday, January 17, 2014, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign at 4:00 p.m.

Individuals and Organizations can be nominated for the following awards:

  • James R. Burgess, Jr. – Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award honors the humanitarian efforts of individuals/organizations that improve the human condition by alleviating suffering and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need;
  • Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award honors individuals/organizations that engage in outstanding volunteerism and in so doing, contribute to the well-being of the Champaign County Community;
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award honors individuals/organizations that work for social justice in the spirit of Dr. King. The principles of justice that Dr. King espoused include promoting equal rights for all persons regardless of race, religion, economic status, or physical or mental disability.

Nomination forms are available on the websites at:

www.ci.champaign.il.us, www.co.champaign.il.us or www.urbanaillinois.us.

For additional information, contact the Community Relations Office at 217/403-8830 or via e-mail at communityrelations@ci.champaign.il.us.

All nominations must be received by Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Nominations should be submitted in writing, not to exceed three (3) double-spaced typed pages and mailed to: City of Champaign, Community Relations Office, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 or e-mail to CommunityRelations@ci.champaign.il.us.