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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2016
Contact:  Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645
                Marianne McCarney-Haesche (845) 638-5166 (Youth)

YOUTH BUREAU SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 36th ANNUAL FORUM AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Honor The Dedication Of Rockland County's Outstanding Youth Volunteers And Role Models

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Nominations By March 7th!

NEW CITY, NY  --  County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Youth Bureau Board of Directors today announced a call for nominations for the 36th Annual Youth Forum and Awards Dinner.

"Through volunteer service, many young people and adults are doing much to improve the lives of their fellow Rockland County residents," County Executive Day said. "Please take the time to nominate deserving individuals doing great things in our schools, neighborhoods, places of worship or through community organizations."

Criteria are based on a demonstrated commitment to exemplary volunteer service in the community.

The Joseph A. Myers Service to Youth Award – Two young people will be selected to receive this award and a $1,000 check for his/her dedicated service.  This award is for volunteer community service, not for scholastic achievement or school related activities, clubs, etc.  Non-college bound youth that have given service are just as qualified to receive the award as college-bound youth.  The nominee must be able to corroborate two years of consistent service to one or more organizations or causes in Rockland County.

The Father F. Peter Malet Award – Nominations for this award are based on exceptional volunteer community service by an adult volunteer.  The recipient will be selected based on their dedicated work on behalf of children, youth and families of Rockland.

The Youth Forum Business Award – Nominations for this award are based on an active role in the promotion of children, youth and families in Rockland County.  The nominee must be a business in Rockland County that has supported the efforts of schools, not-for-profits and/or government departments.

The Dennis J. Fleming Award – One individual will be selected for this award for their long-term commitment and advocacy efforts on behalf of children and youth.

All awards will be presented at the 36th Annual Youth Forum and Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 19th, 2016.

Awards are made possible by private contributions from local businesses and individuals throughout Rockland County.

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 7, 2016.  For more information or to receive nomination forms, contact Marianne McCarney-Haesche, Assistant Director of the Rockland County Youth Bureau at (845) 638-5166 or mccarnem@co.rockland.ny.us.