Nominees sought for 2020 Northfield Human Rights Award

The Northfield Human Rights Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Human Rights Award by December 6, 2019.

To be considered for this award, a nominee should be a local individual, group or organization that has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the advancement of human rights in the Northfield area, either through volunteer or professional efforts. The Human Rights Commission seeks a balanced and diverse slate of nominees that contribute to the cause of human rights in a variety of ways. All nominations should include a brief biography of the candidate as well as the reasons the nominee should receive consideration for the award.

Nomination forms are available from and may be returned to the Administration Office at City Hall, 801 Washington Street or the Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington Street. The form is also available on the city’s website at:

The award will be presented during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration, which starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020. The event will be held at Emmaus Church in Northfield.

Recipients from the past five years include Community Action Center (2019), Jennifer Lompart (2018), Father Dennis Dempsey (2017), Susan Sanderson (2016), The Key (2015), and Sharon Gates Hull (2014).  All past recipients dating back to the first Human Rights Award in 1998 may be found on an engraved plaque in the parking lot entrance of City Hall.