2022 HOF and WOT Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

TO:     Local media

FROM:      Lisa Thayer Welch, Chairperson

RE:           Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame & Woman of Tomorrow 

DATE:      February 6, 2022, for immediate release

GCCW Seeking Nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame and Woman of Tomorrow

Do you know a woman who has made outstanding contributions to Garrett County and is a role model for tomorrow’s female leaders.  The Garrett County Commission for Women is seeking your nomination of an outstanding Garrett County woman for induction into the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame.  

The Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1995 through the efforts of the Garrett County Commission for Women.  Its purpose is to honor local women who have made substantial or outstanding contributions to the economic, political, and cultural life of Garrett County.

Up to three women are inducted each year.  Both historical and contemporary women are eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame.  These women represent the past, present and future vision of Garrett County.

The GCCW has also begun an annual award to an extraordinary young woman in grades 9 through 12 who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community service and academic excellence. This Woman of Tomorrow will also be recognized at the Hall of Fame brunch.

GCCW invites organizations and individuals to nominate women for the Hall of Fame and as the Woman of Tomorrow.  Under the guidance of the GCCW, a selection committee will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Commission.  After final review and approval, the GCCW will announce the Hall of Fame inductees and the Woman of Tomorrow who will be recognized for their contributions at a brunch scheduled for April 30, 2022 at Dutch’s at Silver Tree.  

Specific criteria for the Hall of Fame include: 1) Contributions extending to the community level; 2) Community contribution may be in a particular discipline or to Garrett County in general; and 3) Nominees must be Garrett County residents and must have resided in the county for at least 10 years or, if deceased, nominees must have resided in the county for a substantial portion of their lives.

The Woman of Tomorrow will be selected on: 1) Academic performance; 2) Activities,  accomplishments and leadership in school and in the community; and 3) Community service projects.

Nomination packets are available at the branches of the Ruth Enlow Library, on the Commission’s website at http://gccw.info/hall-of-fame/ or through the Facebook page of the Garrett County Commission for Women.  Submissions must be received by April 1, 2022.  

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