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Commission on People with Disabilities Accepting Nominations for 12th Annual Awards Program

The Commission on People with Disabilities is accepting nominations starting now through, Monday, June 1, 2020, for the 12th Annual Awards Program. The function of the awards program is to promote awareness of the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in St. Mary’s County. Six awards are issued annually, in July, in celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Award categories are: Volunteer: candidate should demonstrate exceptional efforts on behalf of the disabled community through volunteering time and energy. Notable Employer: candidate should demonstrate exceptional effort in advancing employment and or volunteer opportunities to persons with disabilities. Care Partner Award: candidate must be a direct care provider, either paid or volunteer who advocates for and empowers individuals with disabilities. Innovative Program: candidate should exhibit innovative plan and its execution for inclusion of persons with disabilities in an area of community life. Vicki Brown Award (2 awards): candidate must be a person with a disability that enjoys all aspects of life, is a role model and inspiration for others and participates in advancement of barrier free access for all. Student Award: includes a person of […]

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