OCCSW 2017 Women's Hall of Fame ceremony, inductees – The Northwest Florida Daily News
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The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) will honor this year’s inductees to the Women’s Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in Room 132-133, Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville campus. The public is invited to attend. Please call 850-685-7786 to RSVP by Aug. 15 or request more details about the event.
Induction into the Hall of Fame is the Commission’s oldest and most prestigious award. Pictures of the women inducted into the Hall of Fame are displayed at the Okaloosa County Water and Sewer Building, the Niceville City Council Chamber and in the Crestview Courthouse. The women being honored are individuals who give freely and unselfishly by volunteering their time to community activities in Okaloosa County; who inspire others and act as a role model; who have a positive impact on the direction and success of community projects, programs or individuals in Okaloosa County; and whose life and works have made significant contributions to the improvement and enhancement of life for all women and citizens in Okaloosa County.
The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1995 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring women who have made significant contributions to the improvement of women and citizens of Okaloosa County. The OCCSW membership is composed of appointments by county commissioners and representatives of various women’s organizations. Each year they take nominations for the Okaloosa County Women’s Hall of Fame, conduct special activities during Women’s History Month, provide a speakers bureau addressing various women’s issues, and partner with Jobs Plus and the Workforce Development board in the “Suit Up to Move Up” program to provide appropriate clothing for ladies trying to get off welfare and into the