TO: Blacks In Government Regional Council Presidents and Chapter Presidents

FROM: Honorable Ms. Darlene H. Young, National Board Of Directors Chairperson,
Blacks In Government 
and Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor National President

SUBJECT: 2019 Distinguished Service Hall of Fame (DSHOF) Award

The National Board of Directors of Blacks In Government, Inc. solicits nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Service Hall of Fame (DSHOF) Award. This award is the highest honor of recognition within BIG and is a great opportunity to recognize exceptional BIG members in your chapter and region.

For your use, attached are the DSHOF:
1. Award Description
2. Award Criteria
3. Nomination Procedures
4. 2019 Nomination Form 

No more than two nominations can be submitted by each region and must contain the required Chapter and Regional officer's signature and date. Your completed nomination's packages must be emailed no later than May 24, 2019. 

Please note the committee is only accepting electronic submissions. Facsimile and/or postal submissions will not be accepted. Nominations are to be submitted via email to: EMAIL:

For any questions, please contact Director Johnita Pitts, 2019 Awards Committee Chair, at 443-655-0202 or via email at

As listed above

2019 Distinguished Service Hall of Fame (DSHOF) Award Letter, Nomination Form and Qualifications

cc: National Board of Directors
National Executive Committee