Nominations accepted for Humanitarian Awards

Nominations accepted for Humanitarian Awards

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (EDK) Committee, a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council, is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards through mid-January.

This award recognizes people and/or groups from the Salisbury-Rowan community who have made important contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business, civic, church, advocacy and community service. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, January 12, 2018.

To nomination a person and/or group, please visit

This award is named in memory of Elizabeth "Libby" Koontz who was one of the organizers who re-established the Human Relations Council in 1985.

The Salisbury Human Relations Council (HRC) was created to identify concerns in the area of human relations, make recommendations regarding issues and engage in activities, which shall be deemed best to the community for all citizens.

The HRC consists of sixteen (16) members, eight to be appointed by the City Council of Salisbury and eight to be appointed by the Human Relations Council.

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