Lake County accepting nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame

It’s time for another outstanding woman of Lake County to be recognized for her achievements.

Lake County commissioners invite the public to nominate women to be considered for 2018 induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 14, according to a news release.

Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for citizens of Lake County in the field of art, agriculture, athletics, business, community service, environment, government, health care, humanities, philanthropy, science, and/or education.

To be eligible, applicants must have been born in or have adopted Lake County as their home for at least 10 years. Nominees may be living or deceased.

Nomination forms are available at or at the Board of County Commissioners’ Office, Room 316, at the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. Completed forms may be mailed to: Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame, Board of County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778-7800.

Doris Bloodsworth, a South Lake historian and public relations professional, was the 2017 Women’s Hall of Fame inductee. // Photo provided by Lake County

Nominations will be submitted to the five-member Women’s Hall of Fame Committee for review. The committee consists of one person from each of the five County Commission districts. The winner will be recognized by commissioners at a board meeting, presented a plaque, and honored with a portrait on the Women’s Hall of Fame wall in the board chambers.

For more information, contact Executive Office Manager Niki Booth at 352.343.9849 or