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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Nominate a Neighbor for a Rockville Human Rights Award

Performers and Volunteers Also Wanted for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 3 – The City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 20.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award will be presented to a student at a Rockville high school who has worked to fulfill King’s dream in either their school or the community.

The F. Michael Taff Award will be presented to an individual, organization or business that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities, such as through efforts to improve accessibility or raise public awareness. It is named in honor of the late F. Michael Taff, a dedicated human rights activist and former chair of the Human Rights Commission.

Find and submit nomination forms at The submission deadline is Monday, Nov. 11.

Groups or individuals who would like to apply to perform during the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration should email Janet Kelly at by Monday, Oct. 7. Please include a link to online audio or video, or digital audio or video files, of the proposed performance.

Volunteers are needed for onsite setup and cleanup, and to serve as stage assistants, ushers and greeters, during the celebration. Student Service Learning hours are available.

For more information, contact Janet Kelly at 240-314-8316. For information about accessibility, call the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at 240-314-8108.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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