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Each year, the City of Albany Human Relations Commission recognizes individuals and organizations or businesses in Albany that have worked to strengthen connections within Albany’s diverse community by being committed to the philosophy of inclusion, equal opportunity, fair treatment for all residents of Albany, and promoting harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany.

2018 Human Relations Award

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018.

  • Nomination Form (English | Spanish)
  • Award recipients are chosen in two categories: “individual” and “organization or business.” Up to two runners-up in each category may also be recognized.
  • Selection is based on a demonstrated commitment to these philosophies through community programs and activities in Albany. Nominees need not be Albany residents.
  • Completed forms may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; mailed to City Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 490, Albany, OR 97321; or hand-delivered to Albany City Hall.

Previous winners and runners-up

YearPresentedIndividualOrganization / Business


To be presented February 2019        


May 9, 2018, City Council meeting Barbara Doolan and Nancy Greenman None Sybaris Bistro None


February 10, 2016, City Council meeting Dania Samudio and Keith Kolkow None Ochoa’s Queseria None


February 10, 2016, City Council meeting Pat Loy Buzz Wheeler, Sandy Roberts, and Peter & Sue Goodman C.A.R.E – Community Action for Racial Equity Sanctuary Stage at LBCC and The Welcome Center of GAPS8j
  Nonprofit Organization/Nonprofit Business


March 11, 2015, City Council meeting Jim Lawrence None Linn Benton Hispanic Advisory Committee Albany Historic Carousel & Museum


January 22, 2014, City Council meeting Annette Hobbs Don Albright and Gordon Kirbey Christmas Storybook Land FISH of Albany


January 23, 2013, City Council meeting Miao Zhao None None


January 25, 2012, City Council meeting Sharon Gisler None None