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.