Orange County Human Rights Commission to honor 2018 award winners

Reservations for 23rd annual event must be made by April 6


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— Orange County’s Human Rights Commission will hold its 23rd annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 18, at the Graham Skea Lodge, located at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery.

This year’s event will be a luncheon.

“We are proud to recognize a diverse and impressive group at this year’s event,” said county executive Steve Neuhaus. “The award winners serve as a wonderful example of citizens who are committed to making Orange County a better place to live. They play an important role in preserving the rights of all residents and we look forward to honoring them for their many contributions.”

The event will honor six people who have worked to strengthen relationships among diverse residents and to encourage participation in community life on an equal basis. This year’s honorees are:

Newburgh Free Academy student Azariah McLymore

Human Rights activists Aaron and Patty Baughman of Port Jervis

Horace Belton, a member of RECAP’s Board of Directors

Safe Harbors Executive Director Lisa Silverstone

Rachel Simons, Esq., attorney-in-charge at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

“The Commission is excited to honor these impressive individuals who are making a difference in our community and exemplify what the Commission stands for,” said Inaudy Esposito, Executive Director of the Orange County Human Rights Commission.

The cost for the luncheon is $40. Reservations must be made by April 6 and can be made via email to Inaudy Esposito at iesposito@orangecountygov.com.

The reservation form can be downloaded from the Human Rights Commission website on the County of Orange webpage at orangecountygov.com.

For more information call the Human Rights office at 615-3680.



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