Hickory – The City of Hickory Community Relations Council (CRC) is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Human Relations Awards. The annual Human Relations Awards are designed to recognize any individual, youth, or organization/business that has gone “above and beyond” in promoting good human relations in the City of Hickory. “There are many in our community doing great work on a daily basis,” said Clise Plant, Chair of the CRC. “We hope to receive a large number of nominations.”

The community is encouraged to nominate individuals or businesses who meet and excel in the CRC’s mission of promoting positive human relations in the City of Hickory and beyond. Nominees need to be currently involved in promoting human relations within the City of Hickory.

Nominee applications can be found on the CRC’s webpage on the City’s website, www.HickoryNC.gov, under Boards and Commissions. Completed applications are due to the Hickory CRC by May 5. Completed nomination forms should be sent to:

ATTN: Chief Thurman Whisnant, 347 2nd Avenue SW, Hickory, NC 28602 or to [email protected].

The winners will be announced and recognized at the annual Spring Human Relations Award event to be held at the Highland Recreation Center Community Room on Tuesday, May 22. Further details of the Human Relations Award event are in the planning stages and will be announced in the near future.

For more information, please contact staff liaison Chief Thurman Whisnant at the City of Hickory Police Department, at (828) 261-2600.