The Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission invites the community to submit nominations for the ninth annual Human Rights Award.

Since 2003, the award recognizes individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the Beaverton area that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the pursuit of equality, cultural diversity and advocacy of basic civil and human rights.

"Beaverton has many residents who truly embody the spirit of this award," said Mayor Dennis Doyle. "This is our opportunity to honor them and highlight the important work they've done to better our community."

Human Rights Advisory Commission Chairman Rob Solomon agreed.

"There is so much good being done in our city," he said. "It's hard for the commissioners to be aware of it all. This year we are making a concerted effort to invite everyone who knows any individual or group deserving of recognition to let us know."

Submissions for the 2011 Human Rights Award must be received by Monday, Nov. 14. Winners will be announced and recognized at a City Council meeting in January.

Eligibility and guidelines for nominations are available at . Nomination forms can be downloaded and sent by fax to 503-526-2572 or mail to the Human Rights Advisory Commission, City of Beaverton, P.O. Box 4755, Beaverton, 97076.

For more information, contact Rob Solomon at 503-644-9696.

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