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Burlington County Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson announced
today that the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council Members have been
appointed for 2020. Historically, the Council was made of up 15-20 women, but
this year the number was increased to up to 25 members.
“This year, in an effort to be more inclusive, we expanded the
Women’s Council and invited more members to help us reach as many women in
Burlington County as possible,” said Freeholder Director Hopson. “We have a lot
of initiatives planned for 2020, especially since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.”
the Freeholder Public Meeting on Wednesday, January 22, the 2020 Council
members were appointed:
of these women are leaders in each of their professions,” added Freeholder
Linda Hynes. “We are excited to get to work and deliver new programs to empower
the women in our community.”
Women’s Council is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Women
of Burlington County Awards. Applications will be accepted until February 1,
2020 at 4 p.m.
Council is looking for women who have made significant contributions in their
chosen field, as well as having demonstrated their support of women in our
community. Winners will be honored at the annual Outstanding Women of
Burlington County Awards Reception on Monday, March 30.
This year, nominees will be recognized in the following categories: Mentorship,
Law, Education, Community Service, Corporate Leadership, Health and
Council is also accepting nominations to recognize and present scholarships to
three outstanding 12th grade female students from Burlington County. The scholarships will include the Alice Paul Champion Award, the Celeste
Arties Memorial Award and the Elizabeth Coleman White STEM Award.
The Council is awarding three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to each
Guidelines and nomination forms can be obtained by visiting: https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/268/Programs
want to hear about all the incredible women leaders here in Burlington County,”
concluded Freeholder Hynes. “If you know of a woman who either lives or works
in Burlington County who is going above and beyond, please nominate her for
this amazing achievement.”
Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council works to identify and address issues
that affect women in Burlington County, raise public awareness of the special
needs and roles of women, provide mentoring opportunities for women, and
enhance the quality of life for all women. For more information follow the
Council on Facebook at @BurlingtonCountyWomen or visit our website at: http://co.burlington.nj.us/263/Womens-Advisory-Council