Nominations Open For Women of the Year

Written by Estero Bay News

March 14, 2024

March is Women’s History Month and a local Congressman is looking for nominations of exceptional women for the 24th District’s 2024 Women of the Year Honors.

Congressman Salud Carbajal (D — Santa Barbara) is seeking nominations “for women going above and beyond to make our district the special place to live that it is,” reads a notice on Carbajal’s website, which includes a nomination form to fill out.

“Nominations,” the site said, “should include not just an account of the primary achievements that are worthy of recognition, but a larger story about who the nominee is as a person.

“What is their background, and how did it contribute to the work that has made them a noted community member? 

“What special obstacles or challenges have they faced?

“How has their work — paid or voluntary — made a difference in the lives of the residents of the 24th District?”

The nomination includes the question, “In what capacity does the nominee most impact our community?” Possible categories are: Professional; Volunteer; Advocate; or, Student.

It also asks for a brief narrative on how the nominee has “positively impacted our community?” with a 500-word limit.

The women the Congressman honored in 2023 were mainly from Santa Barbara County, which is where the majority of his constituents live. 

Last year’s Women of the Year for the 24th District were: E.J. Borah from Santa Barbara; Dr. Van Do-Reynoso of Goleta; Casie Killgore of Santa Barbara; Kathleen Minck of Arroyo Grande; Janna Nichols of San Luis Obispo; and Laura Selken of Santa Maria.

Carbajal said the form should take about 20 minutes to fill out. 

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