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Nominations open for the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award

SALISBURY — The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (EDK) Committee — a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council — is accepting nominations for the 2018 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards through mid-January.

This award recognizes people and groups from the Salisbury-Rowan community who have made important contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business, civic, church, advocacy and community service.

Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 12.  To nominate a person or group, please visit www.salisburync.gov/EDKnomination.

This award is named in memory of Elizabeth “Libby” Koontz, one of the organizers who re-established the Human Relations Council in 1985. The Salisbury Human Relations Council (HRC) was created to identify concerns in the area of human relations, make recommendations regarding issues and engage in activities, which shall be deemed best to the community for all citizens.

The HRC consists of 16 members — eight to be appointed by the Salisbury City Council and eight to be appointed by the Human Relations Council.

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