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Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Awards Banquet Set for Oct. 10

News posted Aug. 21, 2019 - 6:00 am

Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Awards Banquet
This free event recognizes individuals, groups and organizations for their outstanding contributions and significant impact on the disability community. A catered lunch will be provided, and you must RSVP to attend.
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 11:30am- 2:00pm
Location: McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
RSVP deadline Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
RSVP online at https://forms.gle/z4UEn8gC3EycQAuw5 or call the Human Relations Unit at 919-996-5740. Seating is limited.
Submit a Nomination for the 2019 Awards Banquet!
The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 award year. Award recipients will be recognized during the October 10th Awards Banquet.
Deadline for completed form(s): Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Return completed form(s)
Tara Water, tlwaters@waketech.edu
-or-
City of Raleigh, Human Relations Unit
Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Nomination categories:
Employer of the Year: Employer demonstrated outstanding achievements for the improvement of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Citizen Involvement Award: Individual, facility, institution, or agency that has contributed to advancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Lockhart Follin-Mace Award: Individual who has demonstrated advocacy over an extended period of time and served as a role model. Considerations may include advocacy on the community, state or national levels for promoting self-determination by people with disabilities, and cross-disability activities.
James E. Meekins Award: individual with a disability who is recognized for his/her outstanding achievement in the workplace and for significant contributions that increase public awareness of individuals with disabilities.
Excellence in Transportation: Organization that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities through creating expanded access to transportation in Raleigh.
Excellence in Housing: Organization that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities by creating expanded access to housing opportunities in the community.
Excellence in Recreation: Individual, organization or municipality that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities by promoting inclusion and creating expanded access to a variety of recreational and leisure opportunities in the community.
Media Award in Television: Recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning the empowerment and employment of individuals with disabilities. All entries must show positive representations of people with disabilities in situations or activities that reinforce empowerment, inclusion and mainstreaming.
Media Award for Print: Recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning the empowerment and employment of individuals with disabilities. All entries must show positive representations of people with disabilities in situations or activities that reinforce empowerment, inclusion and mainstreaming.
Media Award for Radio: Recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning the empowerment and employment of individuals with disabilities. All entries must show positive representations of people with disabilities in situations or activities that reinforce empowerment, inclusion and mainstreaming.
Supervisor of the Year: Individual who has significantly contributed to empowering people with disabilities in the workplace.
Excellence in Education: Individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities through creating expanded access to academic enrichment in Raleigh.
For more information or special assistance, please contact the Human Relations Unit at 919-996-5740 or human.relations@raleighnc.gov.
Raleigh’s Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities promotes equal opportunities for people in Raleigh and actively engage with local leaders and the public to further their mission
The Annual Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Awards Banquet will be Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event recognizes individuals, groups and organizations for their outstanding contributions and significant impact on the disability community. A catered lunch will be provided, and you must RSVP to attend. The banquet will be at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, and RSVPs must be submitted by Oct. 1.

People wishing to attend can also call the Human Relations Unit at 919-996-5740. Seating is limited.

Submit a Nomination for the 2019 Awards Banquet!

The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 award year. Award recipients will be recognized during the banquet.

Nomination forms must be returned by Sept. 10. Forms can be sent to Tara Waters or submitted by mail to:

City of Raleigh, Human Relations Unit
Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Nomination categories:

  • Employer of the Year: Employer demonstrated outstanding achievements for the improvement of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
  • Citizen Involvement Award: Individual, facility, institution, or agency that has contributed to advancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Lockhart Follin-Mace Award: Individual who has demonstrated advocacy over an extended period of time and served as a role model. Considerations may include advocacy on the community, state or national levels for promoting self-determination by people with disabilities, and cross-disability activities.
  • James E. Meekins Award: individual with a disability who is recognized for his/her outstanding achievement in the workplace and for significant contributions that increase public awareness of individuals with disabilities.
  • Excellence in Transportation: Organization that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities through creating expanded access to transportation in Raleigh.
  • Excellence in Housing: Organization that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities by creating expanded access to housing opportunities in the community.
  • Excellence in Recreation: Individual, organization or municipality that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities by promoting inclusion and creating expanded access to a variety of recreational and leisure opportunities in the community.
  • Media Award in Television: Recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning the empowerment and employment of individuals with disabilities. All entries must show positive representations of people with disabilities in situations or activities that reinforce empowerment, inclusion and mainstreaming.
  • Media Award for Print: Recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning the empowerment and employment of individuals with disabilities. All entries must show positive representations of people with disabilities in situations or activities that reinforce empowerment, inclusion and mainstreaming.
  • Media Award for Radio: Recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning the empowerment and employment of individuals with disabilities. All entries must show positive representations of people with disabilities in situations or activities that reinforce empowerment, inclusion and mainstreaming.
  • Supervisor of the Year: Individual who has significantly contributed to empowering people with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Excellence in Education: Individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the quality of life of people with disabilities through creating expanded access to academic enrichment in Raleigh.


For more information or special assistance, please contact the Human Relations Unit at 919-996-5740. The Cityof Raleigh’s Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities promotes equal opportunities for people in Raleigh and actively engage with local leaders and the public to further their mission



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