|The Manatee County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will begin accepting awards nominations March 15, 2015 until April 30, 2014 for the 2014 Freedom fund Banquet Awards Program. The Branch requests Nomination Forms be completed and mailed to the branch by April 30, 2014.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
• Lifetime Achievement – Manatee County Resident, demonstrated leadership skills, has gone beyond the call of duty/responsibility.
• Community Service- Manatee County Resident, served without compensation, participated in a number of community service projects beyond that of a board member of a given organization.
• Outstanding Business Person- owner, partner, or major shareholder of a “for profit” business headquartered in Manatee County that has been operational for at least three years. The nominee has exhibited exemplarily customer service practices and/or community involvement/contribution particularly in the African American Communities.
• Unsung Hero/Heroine- person who has enriched the Manatee County community by serving as a catalyst for a cause, issue or organization without past recognition or compensation.
To submit a nominee, submit the name of nominee, category for which nominee is being nominated, and reasons for the nomination. Mail nominations to Manatee Co. NAACP, P.O. Box 937, Bradenton, FL 34206 or email to: Manateenaacp5113@gmail.com.