Nominations are being accepted for the Committee on the Status of Women's annual "Women of Excellence" program.
It celebrates "women of character, courage and commitment," aligning with the national theme observing Women's History Month.
Nominees will be selected based on their courage, vision and commitment to women and their contributions to the betterment of life on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
Five Maui County women will be honored in the following categories:
* Young Woman of Promise (14 to 21 years old).
* Woman of Excellence (21 years and up).
* Unsung Hero.
* Honorary Historical Award (posthumous).
* Career Achievement.
Nomination forms are available at www.mauicounty.gov/csw under "Additional Information."
The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. Feb. 7.
Nominees and winners will be recognized during a Women's History Month "Women of Excellence" awards presentation March 27. (The location has yet to be announced.)
"This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the women who have helped shape Maui County," said Ann Arakawa, wife of Mayor Alan Arakawa. "Please take a moment to thank an exceptional woman you know by nominating her for one of the award categories. These women are role models for all of us, and it's important that we give them the recognition they deserve."
Last year's winners included Amber Kukuileiwilimomi Afelin, Young Woman of Promise; Vicki Soo Hoo, Woman of Excellence; Isla Young, Career Achievement; and Cecelia M. Romero, Unsung Hero.
For more information about this year's award program, call (808) 870-0053 or contact committee member Carol Reimann at email@example.com.