February 22, 2013

Don Han
(714) 796-8361

Seeking Nominations from Local Businesses by March 5

For 42 years, OC Human Relations has been recognizing unsung heroes who are working to make our county a place where all people feel valued and included through its annual Human Relations Awards. This year, for the first time, OC Human Relations will honor a business or corporation for embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Nominations are invited from the business community or from area residents who believe an area business is worthy of the honor. The OC Human Relations Business Award will be presented at Awards 42 on May 2, 2013 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Business nomination guidelines include:

  • CEO commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • Human resources practices that promote diversity in the workplace;
  • Corporate/organizational communications initiatives that promote inclusion in the workplace;
  • Supplier/contractor diversity;
  • Community involvement with the goal of making Orange County a better place for all to work and live;
  • A business or corporation with employees who work in Orange County, CA.

The Human Relations Awards Gala honors community members for their outstanding human relations initiatives. Awardees include diverse individuals, model community policing programs, and outstanding school intergroup relations programs that create safe and inclusive campuses.


The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

For information about sponsorship opportunities ranging from $3,000 to $25,000, email Barbara Hunt or phone her at 714-834-7181. The Disneyland Resort is the 2013 title sponsor.

Businesses with exemplary diversity and inclusion practices help lead the way to greater mutual understanding among all residents of Orange County and make Orange County a better place for all to live and work.

Please read the Nomination Form for more details on the award and guidelines for submitting a nomination. For more information contact Don Han, (714) 796-8361. Nominations may be emailed to Don Han or faxed to (714) 567-7474.

About OC Human Relations
OC Human Relations fosters mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business. The Orange County Human Relations Commission was created by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 1971 in collaboration with the League of Cities. The Orange County Human Relations Council is a private, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1991 for the purpose of developing and implementing proactive human relations programs in partnership with schools, corporations, cities, foundations and individuals. For 42 years, OC Human Relations has been honoring individuals, law enforcement and school and community organizations for their contributions to human relations.

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