2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Awards

If you know someone who has made significant and public contributions in any of the following categories, we invite you to nominate that person by virtue of a letter of recommendation. Members of the Task Force will review every nomination and select the honorees. They will be presented with their award at the 2017 MLK Community Breakfast and Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017.

The awards and criteria are as follows:

2017 MLK Community Building Award:

  • Nominees should be persons who have made significant contributions in building a sense of unity among Hamblen County citizens.
  • Nominees should have publicly demonstrated their ability in building a stronger, more inclusive community through identifiable activities and programs.

2017 MLK Award for Advancing Cultural Awareness

  • Nominees should demonstrate both an appreciation for diversity and inclusion and possess and use his/her/their skills in building and maintaining harmonious cross-cultural relationships.
  • Nominees shall have accomplished specific initiatives that foster Dr. King’s vision of unity among people of diverse backgrounds.

2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Service and Advocacy

  • Nominees should be persons engaged in providing services and/or advocacy for the human rights of those marginalized because of poverty, race or ethnicity, national origin, gender, age or any other reason.
  • Nominees shall have publicly demonstrated and accomplished goals which have given voice and visibility to those who are marginalized.

Send the name of the nominee, the award you believe he or she deserves, his or her contact information and a letter of recommendation to

Dr. Alpha Alexander

230 Montrose Ave

Morristown, TN 37813-5259

The deadline for receiving nominations is Monday, December 12, 2016.