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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Nominations Sought for Pocatello HRAC’s 2020 Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is seeking to honor an outstanding local resident for their work in human and civil rights. 

The group is asking for nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade recognizes 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 22 at 9 p.m. Previous winners include:

2019 - Jason Byrd and Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship  

2018 - Betty Moore      

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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