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Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations
TOPEKA, Kan. Ė Topeka's Human Relations Commission (HRC) is seeking deserving individuals and organizations to be nominees for the annual Troy Scroggins Award.
The Troy Scroggins Award is presented to deserving individuals and organizations for their efforts in furthering the HRCís mission, which is to ensure fair and equal rights to all citizens of Topeka. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in ameliorating discrimination and prejudice based on race, sex, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, and sexual orientation and advancing diversity in the city of Topeka.
Two categories are recognized:
Outstanding Individual Achievement: Awarded to an individual whose efforts at ending discrimination and prejudice and advancing diversity in Topeka are outstanding, singular and noteworthy. Honorees are not required to be Topeka residents. The honoree may be of any age.
Outstanding Organizational Achievement: Awarded to an organization in Topeka or Shawnee County whose efforts at ending discrimination and prejudice and advancing diversity in Topeka are outstanding, singular and noteworthy. Honorees must have business offices in Topeka, but may be headquartered elsewhere.
The award will be presented in December.
Nominations may be made by anyone who lives in the city of Topeka. One person or entity may nominate multiple people or organizations. HRC board members may nominate an entity for which they work or with which they are affiliated, but must recluse themselves from voting on that entity. HRC board and staff members are not eligible to be nominated, nor is the agency eligible to be nominated.
To nominate, fill out the form online at http://www.topeka.org/HRC/HRC_Intake_Forms_Brochures.shtml or print this version and submit it to the Topeka Human Relations Commission, 215 SE 7th Street, Room 352, Topeka, KS, 66603. Call 785-368-3606 for more information.
NOTE: The HRC meeting for September has been rescheduled due to the holiday. It will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 5th, in the Holliday Conference Room, 620 SE Madison. The meeting is open to the public.
ADA Notice: For special accommodations, call 368-3606 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at least two working days in advance of the scheduled meeting.

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