The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award recognizes and affirms Wakefield children/students, residents, businesses or community groups who have made significant and tangible contributions in promoting the civil and human rights of all people. The award will be presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in Wakefield on January 16, 2017 to (1) Wakefield school aged child K-12, (1) Wakefield adult resident and (1) Wakefield business, nonprofit or community group selected by the Wakefield Human Rights Commission.
- The nominee has been personally involved in making tangible, visible, and meaningful contributions to the advancement of civil and human rights.
- The nominee must have been a Wakefield school-aged child/student, resident, business, nonprofit or community group for at least one year.
- Anyone can make a nomination. You can nominate yourself, another person or organization, regardless of whether you are affiliated with that organization or not.
- The deadline for submitting nominations is December 7, 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact Rich Greif, Wakefield Human Rights Commission member at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The MLK Day Subcommittee will review all nominations and recommend finalists for the Wakefield Human Rights Commission to consider. The Commission makes the final selection. Any member of either the Wakefield Human Rights Commission who is either nominated for the award or has a connection to a nominee must excuse themselves from discussions and voting during the selection process.
- The Award Committee shall notify the winner in December and invite the winner to attend the MLK Day Celebration in Wakefield on January 16, 2017.