Nominations Being Accepted for Camden County Freedom Medal

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Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Deadline – December 8


(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners is currently accepting nominations for the Camden County Freedom Medal. 


“Each year, we honor extraordinary Camden County citizens who have contributed their time and effort to better their communities while exemplifying those ideals indicative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.



  • Must be a resident of Camden County.
  • Must have made a specific contribution directed to his/her community that, over time, has made a significant, tangible improvement benefitting the people of the community.
  • Accomplishments must be based strictly on volunteer work, excluding any remuneration.



  • Must submit a 300-word essay; specifically supporting the nominee’s accomplishments, including all relevant details, of the period of time spent on the community’s service and the measurable impact on the community.
  • The essay must be attached to this nomination form, including any accompanying reference information available on the specific services provided by the nominee.
  • Must avoid any reference to the nominee’s professional career.
  • Past medal recipients are not eligible.
  • The review committee will determine the 2024 award recipients who will be honored at a reception ceremony.
  • All applications and supporting documents must be received by the review committee no later than Dec. 8, 2023.
  • All successful nominees will be posted on and notified by mail by the end of December.


“We encourage you to nominate someone you know who embodies the dream and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. for this prestigious award,” Cappelli said.

Please submit the nominations online at or mail nomination form to:
Division of Special Events
1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002