2023 Annual Governor's Reception
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Indiana Convention Center - 500 Ballroom
In partnership with Indiana Black Expo, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission will host the Governor’s Reception on July 11, 2023. Governor Eric J. Holcomb will honor five African-American Hoosiers and an ICRC staff member for their exceptional efforts across diverse fields—including education, entrepreneurship, and community leadership —at the Awards Celebration. The celebration acknowledges the outstanding achievement of African Americans throughout the State of Indiana. These awards recognize some of the community’s unsung heroes who work tirelessly for the advancement of all Hoosiers.
Join ICRC and IBE in celebration of the winners of the 2023 Governor's Awards. The event is free and open to the public.
2023 Governor's Awards
Governor Eric J. Holcomb will honor six Hoosiers in the following areas:
- Achievement in Business & Entrepreneurship
- Achievement in Education
- Achievement in Health and Wellness
- Community Engagement Award
- Next Level Award
- Harold O. Hatcher Award
Nominations for the 2023 Awards are due Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.
Submit a Nomination
Achievement in Business & Entrepreneurship
This award recognizes a Hoosier who has excelled in the industry and uses their accomplishments to give back to the community. This person’s work creates economic opportunities for Hoosiers and visitors to the state of Indiana.
Achievement in Education
This award recognizes an educator who has used innovative strategies to promote growth and achievement for their students. This person creates new opportunities to engage and uplift their students.
Achievement in Health and Wellness
This award recognizes someone who champions health care and wellness to Hoosiers in their community and beyond. This person creates access to resources and awareness within the health and wellness field.
Community Engagement Award
This award recognizes an individual who has committed both their personal and professional life to uplift and better the community. This person has developed initiatives and programs that have improved the quality of life in their community.
Next Level Award
This award recognizes the impact, initiative, and service to the community of an up-and-coming leader. The recipient exemplifies leadership, embodies community involvement, and develops positive initiatives that uplift the community.
Harold O. Hatcher Award
This award recognizes an Indiana Civil Rights Commission staff member who provides exceptional customer service, shows exemplary leadership skills, ingenuity in their role, and commitment to serving the public's interest of eradicating discrimination. The recipient is chosen by the Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.