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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Nominations being accepted for third annual New Hanover County Equity Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The nomination portal is now open for the third annual Equity Awards, presented by the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity and the Carousel Center. These yearly awards honor and celebrate individuals in New Hanover County for their work to increase equity and diversity throughout the community.  

Nominations will be accepted through July 10, with the awards gala set to take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 11 at the Wilmington Convention Center (10 Convention Center Drive). Registration for those interested in attending the gala will open on July 5.

“Over the last two years, we’ve been able to recognize a total of 21 individuals in our community who have worked tirelessly to advance the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion for all,” said Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Linda Thompson. “Each year, the nominations we receive provide so much insight into the positive changes going on to make this a place where everyone has equal opportunity and feels welcome. We’re looking forward to seeing who is nominated this year and recognizing more amazing individuals for what they do.”

The nomination form for the Equity Awards can be found here. There are seven award categories that individuals can be nominated in:  

  • Youth (12 to 18 years of age)
  • Nonprofit
  • Business
  • Health
  • Education
  • Faith based
  • Community

For more information about the Equity Awards or the gala, contact the Office of Diversity and Equity at 910-798-7430 or

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