Saturday, October 10, 2009


The City of Indianapolis will be extending the application period for the Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards to run through the end of next week. The new deadline for nominating a business is October 16, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Mayor Ballard’s Celebration of Diversity Awards will be held January 22, 2010.

“We continue to work towards ‘diversifying diversity’,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “Minority and Women Business Development are very important to my administration, and this event recognizes those who excel at creating a diverse workforce.”

Recognition for the Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards is based on stellar performance in all or one of the following areas: Workforce Diversity, Development, Community Relations, and Leadership.

“These awards are for businesses of all sizes in Indianapolis. We certainly appreciate our larger organizations getting involved, and we also encourage small and medium sized businesses to participate.” said Greg Wilson the Director of Minority and Women Business Development for the City of Indianapolis.

Organizations will also be considered for the prestigious Sam H. Jones Award, which is awarded to the business that shows exemplary performance in all four of the aforementioned categories. This special award is named in honor of the first President of the Indianapolis Urban League, a tireless advocate for peace, justice and the understanding of equality in the Indianapolis community.

Notes: To download an application or to nominate a business you think would qualify for the Mayor’s Diversity Awards Ceremony please see attached document or visit:

Completed packet must be submitted by 4:00 P.M., Friday, October 16, 2009 to:

Linda Cofer, Project Manager

200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1501

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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