Leonardtown, MD – The time has come to recognize the extraordinary women in our community. The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman. The awards recognize women who have made significant contributions to the local region through their volunteerism. Nominees will be recognized at the Women’s History Month Banquet on March 15, 2018.

This year’s theme is Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. The theme, selected by the National Women’s History Project, recognizes the intersecting forms of discrimination women have faced and continue to face throughout American history and celebrates the diverse women who have fought and continue to fight discrimination on all levels and in all forms.

The Woman of the Year recipient will be a woman who displays leadership, commitment and provides outstanding service to individuals or non-profit organizations in the community. Tomorrow’s Woman will be a current high school student, grades 9 – 12, who is already making a difference through her volunteer advocacy, leadership or service.

To be eligible, nominees in both categories must:

  • reside in St. Mary’s County;
  • have made a positive impact on the local community through volunteer work; and
  • submit a completed nomination form by February 7, 2018Nomination forms are available at http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/voluntr/women.asp. Nomination forms can also be requested by emailingcommissionforwomen@stmarysmd.com or calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1051. The Commission requests that the nominating organization(s) or individual(s) purchase a reservation for their nominee.
  • Nominating an exceptional woman is a great way to honor her hard work and effort in front of her family, friends, and community. Please share this information and help recognize the talented women here in St. Mary’s County.