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OXFORD — The League of Women Voters of Granville County announced its third “Women Who Make A Difference” Award to recognize an exceptional woman who lives, works or volunteers in Granville County and who has been an advocate for positive social change.

The League of Women Voters, celebrating its 100th year dedicated to empowering voters to exercise the right to vote, encourages the informed and active participation in government and the community with a goal of empowering citizens to shape their society.

The “Women Who Make A Difference” Award of Granville County, initiated in 2016, reflects the values of the League of Women Voters and will be given this year to two women who have impacted the community with their work on issues related to voter rights or education with schools, health, environment or other topics.

In this call for public nominations, the league welcomes recommendations of women who have exhibited leadership in either of those arenas. Nominations should have:

• Demonstrated a commitment to constructively impact the community;

• Garnered respect within our community;

• Exhibited qualities of integrity and dedication;

• Reinforced policies, practices, attitudes or actions that are intended to produce positive outcomes for all; and,

• Given back to the community through their time, talent or resources.

Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony and award luncheon March 14, during Women’s History Month.

There are nomination forms available at Thornton and South Branch libraries or a form can be downloaded from the LWVGC website: at Nomination forms should be received by Jan. 18 and sent to: LWV of Granville County, P.O. Box 595, Oxford, NC 27565

In Granville County, the local league has been active in registering voters, providing education and information about issues of water quality, gerrymandering, health care insurance, women’s economic status as well as cosponsoring local candidate forums, voting information access and exhibits/presentations each March celebrating Women’s History Month.

Our local league has received citations of recognition and tribute from the Granville County Board of Commissioners and the towns of Oxford and Creedmoor. It has been honored by the North Carolina State League of Women Voters by receiving an award for “Outstanding League” in 2017 and 2019.