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The Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award is bestowed annually to recognize a female Milwaukeean who exemplifies Vel R. Phillips’ legacy of selfless service and trailblazing work toward improving the quality of life for residents in Milwaukee. Nominations for the 2023 Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award are now being accepted and are due by the close of business on Friday, February 24.
“There are countless people throughout Milwaukee who work to better our community, and the Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award is one avenue for us to recognize an individual who captures the spirit, dedication, and passion for Milwaukee that Vel Phillips demonstrated throughout her life,” said Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. “If you or someone you know fits the description of a trailblazer, make sure to nominate them for this prestigious award.”
Nominations must include a description of the nominee’s work in the areas of social justice and/or civic engagement, challenges the nominee has overcome in these areas, and any other examples of the nominee embodying the spirit of Vel R. Phillips.
Nominees must be female City of Milwaukee residents who are not publicly-elected officials. Applicants may nominate themselves or others. The winner will be announced during the Girl’s Day @ City Hall program in March. For more information including detailed eligibility requirements and to secure a nomination form, please click here, or contact Joanna Polanco at (414) 286-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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