City of Bloomington’s King Commission Seeks Nominees for Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission is soliciting nominations for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award.

The award recognizes and affirms those who have made significant contributions in the areas of race relations, justice, and human rights and is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration in January.

Nominees must have been Monroe County residents, businesses, or advocacy groups for at least one year and must have been involved in making tangible and meaningful contributions to the improvement of community conditions and the advancement of race relations, racial justice, or human rights causes.

Recent winners of the Legacy Award include Dr. Gladys Devane, Nicole Griffin, Donald Griffin, Jr., Rev. Dennis Laffoon, and Craig Brenner.

Nominations may be made here ( The deadline for nominations is December 3, 2019. For more information contact Special Projects Coordinator, Michael Shermis, at or 812-349-3471.