BEVERLY HILLS—The City of Beverly Hills is now accepting nominations for the Embrace Civility Award. Beverly Hills is looking to put the spotlight on an outstanding individual or a group that showcases actions that led to positive change in the community.

According to a press release from the City of BH, the Embrace Civility Award program is a part of the City’s Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) work to promote positive human interactions in all aspects of life in the city.

The program started in 2010, when the HRC highlighted the importance of celebrating civility and integrated the principles of civility, respect and positive role models as daily business at City Hall and during municipal election proceedings.

“It is important we recognize people or groups who are positive role models and are exemplary in their actions,” said Ori Blumenfeld, Chair of the City of Beverly Hills Human Relations Commission.

The award is handed out to a community member who displays one or more of the following attributes:

  • Acts as a role model of positive civic behavior
  • Takes a stand in support of respect and responsible actions
  • Promotes positive neighbor to neighbor relations

All nominees will be recognized by the Human Relations Commission, while winners will be honored by the City Council. Nomination forms are available for download at and can be submitted via email to or by mail until August 3, 2015.

Hard copies of the form are available at City Hall, Community Services Department in Suite 200, Roxbury Park, and La Cienega Park. For additional information, visit or contact Jim Latta, Human Services Division Administrator at (310) 285-1006.