Nominations for Women’s Hall Of Fame

Special to The Log

The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women will take nominations from the community for the 2014 Women’s Hall of Fame through July 18.  Nominees must be a woman whose life and works have made significant contributions to the improvement and enhancement of life for all women and for all citizens of Okaloosa County. Nominees must be living and must be Floridian either by birth or by permanent residency and domicile. 

Only contributions made while living and/or working in Okaloosa County will be assessed for membership in the Hall of Fame. Nominee’s accomplishments may be in one or more fields of art, agriculture, athletics, business, community services, education, environment, government, health, humanities, law, philanthropy, and/or science. It is not necessary to have made contributions in all of the above areas. No contribution is considered trivial or unimportant. Candidates will be judged only on the contents of the application. Nominators are encouraged to include all information they consider relevant.

“We encourage friends, family members, co-workers and employers to nominate the special women in our county who enrich their lives,” said Valerie McLaughlin, chair of the OCCSW. “Women in our community have made tremendous contributions to our county's growth, health, education, welfare and culture. Each year we want to continually recognize these women in a permanent way.” 

The nomination form and more information can be found at For more information and a nomination form, contact Amy McBride at 850-586-7358 or  Inductees to the Women’s Hall of Fame will be honored Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College - Niceville Campus Student Services Center on the 1st Floor (Costa Leadership Institute).