The Riverside County Commission for Women is accepting nominations for its 2015 Woman of the Year and Young Lady of the Year awards. The awards are bestowed upon an outstanding woman and young lady in each supervisorial district who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the community by working to improve the status of women, young ladies and families within Riverside County.

Young Lady of the Year nominees must be 10 to 18 years of age. Nominations may be submitted by U.S. mail, email or fax.

Nomination applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 and should be as detailed as possible. To be considered:

• Nominee must reside/work/attend school in the supervisorial district of Riverside County for which she is nominated.

• Nomination must outline the areas in which the nominee has made an important and noticeable contribution to her community as a leader who helped make Riverside County a better place for women and/or young ladies to reach their full potential.

• Nomination must explain the areas in which the nominee has gained the respect of her peers. Is she often called upon for advice, mentoring or decisions in these areas? Is she willing to help?

• Nominee may have been recommended for a specific achievement, program, project, cumulative volunteerism or professional achievements that demonstrate her impact on the lives of the women and families in Riverside County for the better.

Members of the Commission for Women are ineligible for nomination. Nominations will be reviewed by distinguished Riverside County leaders and the name of each award winner will be forwarded to the Commission for Women. Each winner will be selected based on her work to bring about social and economic change, promote women’s equality, serve as an outstanding role model to women and girls, work on behalf of women’s issues or outstanding performance within her profession to further advocate women’s rights and improve the status of women in Riverside County.

Award winners will be notified and awards will be presented at the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 14.

Nominations may be submitted by mail to: County of Riverside Commission for Women, Attention: Sundae Sayles, 2015 Woman of the Year & Young Lady of the Year, 4080 Lemon St., 7th Floor, c/o Human Resources, Riverside, CA 92501

Faxed nominations may be sent to 951-955-3479 and email nominations should be sent to [email protected]

For more information,visit www.rivcocfw.com.