Do you know an outstanding woman who serves the Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill or Catalina Island communities?

The office of Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell is now accepting nominations for his annual “Women of Distinction” ceremony, which recognizes women who have “gone above and beyond to serve the community of the 70th Assembly District.”

“It is an honor to celebrate the great women of AD 70 each year,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “As a parent and a teacher, I value the contributions of the women in our lives who serve as community leaders, volunteers, business owners, and heads of families.”

Nearly Two Dozen Women Honored for Positive Community Impact by Assemblyman O’Donnell

Nominations can be made in five specific categories: Creative Industries, Business, Community Service, Education, and Health Services via the assemblymember’s website here, by email to [email protected], by fax to (562) 429-7871, or by mail or delivery to the Assemblymember’s Long Beach District Office at 5000 East Spring Street, Suite 550.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, February 22. Nominees will be reviewed and contacted by March 1.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].