Nominees Sought for 2018 Northfield Human Rights Award

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The Northfield Human Rights Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Human Rights Award. The award will be presented during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration in January of 2018. In order 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 to find 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.


Recipients from the past five years include Father Dennis Dempsey (2017), Susan Sanderson (2016), The Key (2015), Sharon Gates Hull (2014) and Judith Dirks (2013). All past recipients dating back to the first Human Rights Award in1998 may be found on an engraved plaque in the parking lot entrance of City Hall.


Copies of a nomination form are available from and may be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 801 Washington Street.


The form is also available on the Human Rights Commission city website at:

Nominations are due by December 1, 2017.


For more information, contact:


Deb Little, City Clerk at (507) 645-3001 or