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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Nominations Sought for 2018 Human and Civil Rights Award


The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is looking to celebrate a local leader in human and civil rights.

Currently, the group is seeking nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade seeks to recognize a citizen who has worked to improve Pocatello in one or more of the following criteria:

- Helped protect and advance human and civil rights of Pocatello residents
- Promoted human rights training and programs
- Worked to eradicate discrimination
- Promoted equal educational opportunity and access for all
- Worked to improve inter-group relations
- Worked to eliminate hate motivated incidents and/or harassment
- Worked to reduce violence and promote peace
- Worked to gain a greater voice for all in policy and decision-making
- Helped to eliminate stereotyping in the community
- Worked to educate others about extremists who threaten the human and civil rights of others
- Worked to promote educational opportunity for physically and/or mentally challenged individuals
- Worked to build more effective family, school and community partnerships

The nomination form can be found at and completed forms can be emailed to Nominations will be accepted until December 11 at 5 p.m. Previous winners include:

2017 - Hon. Rick Carnaroli
2016 - Jennifer Seaich
2015 - Billie Johnson
2014 - Roger J. Bray and Roger W. Chase
2013 - John Purce
2012 - Edgar Malepeai
2011 - Bonnie Frantz and 2Great4Hate
2008 - James Yizar
2007 - Clayton Diggie
2006 - Farhana Hibbert

For more information on the City of Pocatello’s Human Relations Advisory Committee, visit

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