Ferguson Human Rights Advocate of the Year Award

The Ferguson Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for its annual Human Rights Advocate of the Year Award.  Nominees should be individuals or groups who have made specific, significant contributions to improving civil rights, human relations, or civility in our community.  The Ferguson Human Rights Commission would like to award a group, an adult individual, and a young person working for human rights in our community.  We welcome nominations demonstrating success in the following areas, among others: Housing, Employment, Public Accommodations.  

Nominations are due on September 30, 2023.  The Ferguson Human Rights Advocate of the Year Award winner will be announced in the Winter of 2023!

Nomination Form

Congratulations 2023 Human Rights Advocates of the Year

Ava Weyrauch and Matthew Knapp

Alan Mueller

Ferguson Special Business District (FSBD)

Blessed Theresa of Calcutta (BTC) 


Congratulations 2022 Human Rights Advocates of the Year
Theda Person 

Congratulations 2021 Human Rights Advocates of the Year
Laverne Mitchom
 James Young
 Cassandra Butler
Emerson YMCA

Congratulations 2020 Human Rights Advocates of the Year
 Dr. Jackie Lewis-Harris
 Ms. LaTasha Brown
 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish 

Congratulations 2019 Human Rights Advocates of the Year

Adrian Shropshire
643 WARM
Erica M. Brooks 
Gabriel Cornelius 
St. Stephens Episcopal Church 
643 WARM
Erica M. Brooks
Gabriel Cornelius 

Congratulations 2018 Human Rights Advocates of the Year

Mildred Klines and Carolyn Randazzo

Brandon Pappert