Nominations Open for 2015 Women of Distinction Awards

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Each year, Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, joins community leaders at the Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner to recognize extraordinary women from around the 23rd Senate District who have positively impacted their community. The nomination window for this year’s event is now open through June 29.

Acknowledging remarkable women for their contributions to California has been an annual legislative tradition since 1987. Celebrations include weekly recognitions of women’s accomplishments on the floors of both houses and the passage of resolutions commemorating Women’s History Month (this year’s was Senate Resolution 13). This local event will also be an opportunity to discuss public policy issues and future legislation.

Nominees should have a strong dedication to making a difference through acts of service, philanthropic efforts, or other demonstrations of their commitment to the community. They must also live or work within the 23rd Senate District, which includes Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, Highland, Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Yucaipa, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Cedar Glen, Cherry Valley, Crestline, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Hemet, Homeland, Menifee, Nuevo, San Jacinto, Phelan, Piñon Hills, and Wrightwood.

Individuals should try to nominate someone who has not been previously chosen. Honorees will be selected by a committee, so it is important that you include all pertinent information and attach a biography and photo, if one is available.  Nomination forms must be complete in order to be considered. Forms can be sent via fax at (909) 919-7739, email (, or mail (10350 Commerce Center Dr., Suite A-220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730). Questions can be directed to the district office at (909) 919-7731.

A nomination form can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: This year’s Women of Distinction event has been moved to Friday, August 7. It will be held at the Edwards Mansion located at 2064 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands.