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July 23, 2009

Seeking Nominations for 2009 "Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year" Awards

The Mayor's annual Disability Advocate of the Year Awards recognize and honor the contribution of two disability advocates, one with a disability and one nondisabled, who through volunteerism in the community, have made a significant impact in one or more of the following ways:

  • Increasing the awareness of disability issues in the non-disabled Houston community.
  • Working toward the resolution of a barrier to people with disabilities.
  • Effectively representing those who cannot represent themselves.

Community Advocate (Disabled, Nondisabled and Posthumous) - recognizes the outstanding volunteer efforts of an individual dedicated toward improving conditions and opportunities in the disability community.

Youth Advocate - recognizes a young person no older than 18 years old for outstanding work in the community. This work should include selfless volunteer work exhibiting leadership qualities that will inspire our youth to become the future leaders and advocates for the disability community.

Nominations must be postmarked by August 31, 2009.   Nomination Criteria and Eligibility, please visit the Houston Commission on Disabilities website at:  http://www.houstontx.gov/disabilities/2009awards.html

Please share this email with interested persons.  For questions, contact Jeff Anderson, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Persons with Disabilities, jeff.anderson@cityofhouston.net  or 713-803-1074.