Contact:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. -Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and the County's Commission on the Status of Women are pleased to announce nominations for awards for the Mercer County Woman of Achievement and the Mercer County Young Woman of Achievement are now being accepted.

"Each year, there are so many women who live and work in Mercer County who strive to make a difference in the lives of others," Hughes said. "Anyone who feels they know a woman or young woman who has dedicated herself to making Mercer County a better place to live should submit a nomination in their name."

This is the fourth year the Mercer County Woman of Achievement will be awarded. It was established to honor a female Mercer County resident 18 years old or older who volunteers her time to make the county a better place to live, raise a family, and work. The Young Woman of Achievement Award was created last year and honors a female high school student 18 years old or younger who has shown a commitment to the Mercer County community through volunteer work.

"By continuing this tradition of honoring those women who volunteer their time and energy, we send the message that Mercer County could not be the wonderful place it is today without their work," said Heather Brooks, the Commission's chairwoman.

The awards will be given at the Commission on the Status of Women's 10th Annual luncheon on November 1 at Roman Hall in Trenton.

The deadline to submit nominations is 4 p.m. Fri., Sept. 21. Anyone with questions about the awards or who would like to receive a nomination form should contact Kimberly Sentek at (609) 989-6896.