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Nominations being accepted for 2013 MLK Medallion Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 23, 2013

Contact: Terry Bradley, Community Relations Manager
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations
704-336-5271, tbradley@charlottenc.gov

Nominations are being sought for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Medallion” Award by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations. It is the highest award given by the City of Charlotte to honor the MLK holiday and is presented annually to individuals in the community.

Nominees must be residents of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and will be judged on their involvement in promoting the ideals of racial equality and social justice as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Such examples include: celebrating the worth of all human beings, pursuing equal rights by non-violent means, active involvement in community service, and/or encouraging  people of diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love and acceptance.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, October 25. Nominations can be made by submitting an online form or by calling Terry Bradley at 704-336-5271 for more options.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee. The 2013 award was given to Mr. Steve Crump. The winner of this year’s award will be honored at the 21st Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 20.