Background: Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.
Celebrating Exceptional Women: In honor of “Women’s History Month” Councilmember Ryu is seeking nominations in order to celebrate and thank Wonder Women who through their efforts are making a lasting impact for good on the residents of the 4th District and beyond. Each year Council District 4 will select four exceptional women for this honor.
Qualifications: Nominees should be a woman of any age, who lives, works or provides a special community service or work product within Council District 4. The track record of community involvement or professional experience can be from anyone whose exceptional efforts have made a significant difference to the lives of those residents living in the 4th Council District. This includes residents, volunteers, and employees from a governmental department or a private company providing service within the district.