Nominations Open for 2017 Women of Distinction Awards

Monday, April 24, 2017

Each year, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) hosts 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 August 1, 2017.

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 (Senate Resolution 19). This local event will also be an opportunity to discuss legislative and public policy issues.

Nominees are women who have made or are making a difference in their community through acts of service, philanthropy, and other efforts. 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, Cedar Glen, Cherry Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Running Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Menifee, Nuevo, San Jacinto, Phelan, Piñon Hills, and Wrightwood. See a complete map here.

Individuals should try to nominate someone who has not been previously chosen. Honorees will be selected by a committee, so it is important to include all pertinent information and attach a biography if one is available.

An online nomination form can be found at Paper applications can also be requested by contacting Melissa Boyd at or (909) 919-7731. Forms must be complete and submitted by August 1 to be considered.

This year’s Women of Distinction event will be held at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center located in Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, November 3, 2017.  For questions or additional information, contact Melissa Boyd at (909) 919-7731.

To see video highlights from the 2016 event, click here.