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August 12, 2019

Nominations Sought for Disability Advocates of the Year

The city of Houston will present Mayor’s Disability Advocates of the Year awards at its Disability Unity & Pride Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray, Houston, TX, 77019. Nominations of potential recipients are being accepted through Sept. 9. The annual awards recognize and honor the contributions of advocates who, through their volunteerism in the community, have provided a notable effort toward one or more of the following: increasing Houston community awareness of issues related to disabilities, working toward dissolution of one or more barriers to people with disabilities, and being the voice for those who have difficulty or cannot represent themselves. Awards presented will include two adult disability advocates (one with a disability and one without) and one youth disability advocate. At the discretion of the selection committee, a posthumous award may be given. The nomination form is at Submit nominations to For more information contact the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities at or 832.394.0814.