Nominations Accepted for Humanitarian Award

Nominations Accepted for Humanitarian Award

The Ames Human Relations Commission (AHRC) is seeking nominations for its annual Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes and honors a worthy individual whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, including efforts to promote diversity, fairness, and equality. To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must be a resident of Ames.

The recipient of the award will be recognized during the community celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

The Humanitarian Award application is available on the City’s website at

The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

AHRC's overall purpose is to promote goodwill among various religious and ethnic groups, partner with other organizations to develop programs designed to eliminate racial, religious, cultural, and intergroup tensions; and to study the existence of discrimination within the community and work collaboratively to minimize or eliminate it.


PHOTO CAPTION: From the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, from left, Jill Crosser, former Human Relations Commission chair; Charles Grim, 2021 award recipient; and John Haila, Mayor