FROM:  Honorable Darlene H. Young, Chair
National Board of Directors

 Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor
National President 

SUBJECT:  2017 Distinguished Service Hall of Fame (DSHOF) Award 

The National Board of Directors of Blacks In Government, Inc. solicits nominations for the 2017 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.  2017 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 22, 2017. 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:

For any questions, please contact Director Cheryl Peterson, 2017 Awards Committee Chair, at (425) 233-2454 or via email at

As listed above

National Board of Directors
National Executive Committee