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Snohomish County Human Rights Commission seeks nominations

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., October 17, 2022 – Each year, the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) reaffirms its belief that human rights are the foundation of freedom and peace in the world. On the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration, December 10, the Commission and community members gather to celebrate the progress to building a more just society by recognizing the contributions residents make toward that effort.

SCHRC is now accepting nominations for candidates for recognition of their contribution to making our county a place that honors the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all people.

Nominations are accepted and awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Human Rights Award
  • Young People’s Award
  • Law Award
  • Diversity Visionary Award
  • Community Organization Award
  • Educator’s Award

To be eligible for nomination, the recipient must be a Snohomish County resident as of the date of nomination. Nominees must have made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights in Snohomish County and been active in this area between August 2021 and August 2022.

For more information, contact SCHRC Secretary Angela DiFilippo at

To access the nomination form and instructions, go to

2021 Human Rights Award Winner 

Kathryn Lewandowsky, for her work in health care and with Whole Washington 

2021 Young People’s Award Winner

2021 Transformational Leadership Award Winners

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