Businesses, citizens to be honored for commitment to people with disabilities

Nominations due Aug. 29

The Clark County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board and Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce are accepting nominations of businesses and individuals for the National Disability Employment Awareness Community Awards.

According to a press release, the awards “honor the role people with developmental disabilities have in a dynamic, productive workforce and recognize leadership in the business community.”

Nominations are sought in categories including: Private employer of people with developmental or intellectual disabilities; public employer of people with developmental or intellectual disabilities; employee with a developmental or intellectual disability; and the Dennis Campbell Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes extraordinary service to improve the lives of individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Nomination forms are available at www.clark.wa.gov/dev-disabilities/index.html.

Deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29.

The awards will be presented at the Disability Employment Awareness Event, which will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, in Vancouver.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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