Frederick County Society for Human Resources Management

Advancing and Serving the HR Profession in Frederick County Since 1975

FCSHRM Announces 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Award Nomination Period


Call for Nominations

2017 marks the sixth year of FCSHRM’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Award.  Established by the Board of Directors, the award recognizes Frederick County businesses and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Nominations for the 2017 Award are due by September 1, 2017.


Frederick County businesses, businesses who have a membership with FCSHRM, or Frederick County organizations of any size with a Human Resources department and/or manager who can demonstrate a commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace through efforts in any of the following areas:



Training and development

Employee retention

Succession planning

Mentoring and/or shadowing

Employee resource or affinity groups

Health and wellness

Community outreach


Nomination Process:

Anyone may nominate a business or organization.  This includes any FCSHRM board or regular member as well as community members.  Self nominations will also be accepted.  All nominations will be reviewed by FCSHRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.    

Nominations will be placed into TWO categories for consideration and judged among others in their respective category:


Small companies/organizations = under 100 employees

Mid to large companies/organizations = 100 or more employees


Nomination form can be found here.


Completed application form can be mailed to:



ATTN: Diversity and Inclusion Award

P.O. Box 1516

Frederick, MD 21702

Mailed submissions must be postmarked by Sept. 1, 2017.


Alternatively, a PDF of the completed form can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please include "D&I Award Application" in the subject line.


Click here for the 2017 nomination form.



2016 Winners:

Frederick Community College (Large Business)

Konare Law Firm (Small Business)


2015 Winners:

WLR Automotive (Large Business)

Cafe 611 (Small Business)


2014 Winners:

Mount St. Mary's University (Large Business)

The Asian American Center of Frederick County (Small Business)


2013 Winners:

The Plamondon Company (Large Business)

Common Market (Small Business)

2012 Winners:

SAIC (now Leidos) (Large Business)

Caanam Steel (Small Business)



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