(Press Release)

The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is seeking to honor an outstanding local resident for their work in human and civil rights.

The group is asking for nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade recognizes a citizen who has worked to improve Pocatello in one or more of the following criteria:

– Helped protect and advance human and civil rights of Pocatello residents
– Promoted human rights training and programs
– Worked to eradicate discrimination
– Promoted equal educational opportunity and access for all
– Worked to improve inter-group relations
– Worked to eliminate hate motivated incidents and/or harassment
– Worked to reduce violence and promote peace
– Worked to gain a greater voice for all in policy and decision-making
– Helped to eliminate stereotyping in the community
– Worked to educate others about extremists who threaten the human and civil rights of others
– Worked to promote educational opportunity for physically and/or mentally challenged individuals
– Worked to build more effective family, school, and community partnerships

The nomination form can be found at


Completed forms can be emailed to hrac.pocatello@gmail.com. Nominations will be accepted until December 22 at 9 p.m.

Previous winners include:

2019 – Jason Byrd and Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship

2018 – Betty Moore
2017 – Hon. Rick Carnaroli

2016 – Jennifer Seaich
2015 – Billie Johnson

2014 – Roger J. Bray and Roger W. Chase
2013 – John Purce

2012 – Edgar Malepeai
2011 – Bonnie Frantz and 2Great4Hate

2008 – James Yizar
2007 – Clayton Diggie

2006 – Farhana Hibbert

For more information on the City of Pocatello’s Human Relations Advisory Committee, visit:


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