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Rockville Seeks King and Taff Award Nominees

The City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) is seeking nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award and the F. Michael Taff Award. The nominations are due Wednesday, Dec. 5. The awards will be presented at Rockville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration Monday, Jan. 21.

The Taff Award honors an individual, business or organization that has made a contribution to improving the lives of people with disabilities. This contribution may include efforts to improve accessibility, raise public awareness, or in any way further the cause of people with disabilities. Federal, state, and local government agencies are not eligible for the award, but they are encouraged to nominate other worthy organizations and individuals. The award bears the name of F. Michael Taff, a former chairperson of the Rockville Human Rights Commission who demonstrated a particular commitment to people with disabilities throughout his lifetime.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award honors a Rockville high school student who has demonstrated that he or she has helped to advance the goals and dreams of Dr. King. Examples may include breaking down barriers, promoting acceptance of peers, or developing diversity awareness programs.

Applications are available on the City’s website at

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 5, to the Rockville Human Rights Commission via mail to 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville MD 20850 or via fax to 240-314-8130.

Take a look at the 2012 Martin Luther King Celebration Recap produced by Rockville 11:

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