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Human Relations Award Competition Open

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Human Relations Award, sponsored by the City of Albany Human Relations Commission.

The commission wants to recognize 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. Selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to these philosophies through community programs and activities in Albany.  Nominees need not be Albany residents.

Award recipients will be chosen in two categories: “individual” and “organization or business.”  Up to two runners-up in each category may also be recognized. Awards will be announced and presented at an Albany City Council meeting in February 2019.

Nomination forms in English and Spanish are available at, and hard copies will be provided upon request at the Parks & Recreation counter, Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW. 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.

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