2018 Unsung Heroine Award Selection Process 

Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues 10th District

In recognition of Women's History Month each year, the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues presents the Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award to 18 women from across Cook County. The awards ceremony will take place at an event held March 1, 2018. The selection of these heroines is organized on a district basis to ensure that women from each area of the County are recognized for their contributions to their communities. The members of the Commission on Women's Issues seek community input for the identification of nominees for this award and a selection committee will select the District 10 awardee. 

Recipients of the Unsung Heroine Award must be residents of the County Board district from which they are nominated. They should be women who, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, have made significant contributions to their community for which they have not received widespread recognition.  Elected officials are not eligible for consideration.  The awardee must live or work in the 10th District.  A map of the District can be found here http://bit.ly/2AxP6wq.

For 2018, the 10th District Commissioner Bridget Gainer and 10th District Commission on Women’s Issues Commissioner Eileen Dordek are focusing on the theme of Elections and Political Engagement.  In the year of women’s dramatic increase in engagement in the political process, we want to highlight an Unsung Heroine who has given back through activating people or behind-the-scenes work in the elections process.

2018 Award Application Deadline: January 9, 2018