Women’s Hall of Fame

After its formation in 1995, the OCCSW founded the Okaloosa County Women’s Hall of Fame to honor the women of Okaloosa County – past and present – whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been of great value to our community’s development. Each year’s inductees are honored on a wall in the Okaloosa County Administrative Offices in Shalimar, Crestview and Niceville, FL.

The Hall is a monument to exceptional women in our county’s history.

Nominations are open each year from May 1 to July 10

Nomination Guidelines

**Please read below for the criteria required to nominate and procedure to upload required documentation.**

Professional Background & Accomplishments
Personal Bio or Resume
Okaloosa County address and length of residence in Okaloosa County
Community Leadership
Letters of Recommendation
Unique Contributions in Community Service
Professional & Civic Organizations
Women Specific Impact

***Please scan all supporting documentation into one PDF format document to upload on the nominee application below. Please include 3 letters of recommendation and up to a maximum of 7 pages of documentation.***

Hall of Fame Categories

Applicants may choose up to two of these categories to be considered for:

Carolyn Spencer Humanitarian Inductee

A woman who has made significant contributions to the welfare of the human and/or animal populations of Okaloosa County.

Education Inductee

A woman who has made great contributions to the education field or received high recognition in Okaloosa County. This is a woman who has gone over and above in her education career.

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Inductee

This woman will have contributed significantly to the arts in Okaloosa County.

Contemporary Inductee

A woman who has made significant contributions to Okaloosa County within the past 10 years.

Military Inductee

A woman who as a civilian has contributed greatly to our military community here or a woman who has had an exemplary career in the military, showing a great leadership during her service.

Community Service Inductee

This woman has given extraordinary commitment and service to our Okaloosa County community.

Pioneer Inductee

A woman who has been a trailblazer for women in Okaloosa County or has made significant contributions to the founding and/or growth of Okaloosa County.

Business or Professional Leader Inductee

This woman has grown a significant business in Okaloosa County, has contributed to the growth of women as entrepreneurs, climbed to the top of her career field or held a high leadership position in her company.

Posthumous Inductee

This woman can be from any of these categories who contributed greatly to the Women of Okaloosa County and is now deceased.

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Nominations are open each year from May 1 to July 10

Nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame are now open! Please review the nomination guidelines listed above, then complete the form below and upload the supporting documentation, including a high resolution headshot, to nominate someone for this year’s HOF award.

Previous Years Winners