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Nominations sought for the 28th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MADISON — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi are seeking nominations for the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.

The City and the County each have long histories of honoring deserving individuals who demonstrate leadership and commitment to promoting peace between diverse populations.

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus,” said Dr. King.

Each of the Humanitarian Award winners will follow that model. Each of the Humanitarian Award winners — past and present — embodies that message.

Two Humanitarian Awards will be presented: one for Young Leaders (ages 13-19) and one for Humanitarians (ages 20 and above).

The nomination deadline is December 20, 2013 by 4:30 pm.

Nominees should have demonstrated leadership while making significant contributions to increasing communication and peace among our communities.

Nomination application and criteria is attached.

You may also access online applications and nominee criteria at: www.cityofmadison.com/dcr/commMLK.cfm.

The City and County will present the awards at the 28th Annual City- County Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Overture Center Capital Theater, 201 State Street, Madison.

The program begins at 6 p.m.