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Posted September 22, 2017 | 1:24 PM

Nominations Open for 2018 Women's Hall of Fame

Nominations Will Be Accepted Until 5 p.m. on October 15, 2017

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2017) - The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created in 2011 to honor and celebrate the achievements of Hillsborough County women who have made significant contributions in areas such as business, education, philanthropy, the military, and public service to improve the lives of residents of Hillsborough County.

Since its inception, the Commission on the Status of Women has recognized and honored 27 notable women through induction into the Women's Hall of Fame. All Women's Hall of Fame inductees are permanently recognized with a plaque displayed at the Tampa Convention Center.

Nomination forms are available at HCFLGov.net/COSW or by contacting Elizabeth Cardenas at (813) 276-2640. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on October 15, 2017. The Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon and Induction Ceremony is scheduled for March 22, 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center.

About the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission was created to study and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on issues pertaining to the status of women, including discrimination, employment, day care, education, and health care. The Commission's 15 members include those appointed by the County Commissioners and representatives from The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, The Spring of Tampa Bay, Hispanic Professional Women's Association, Inc., National Council of Negro Women, University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College.

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