News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD– The Commissioners for St. Mary’s County, through the Commission for People with Disabilities once again presents the annual Awards program. This program was instituted to celebrate contributions made by individuals and businesses in our community, and to raise awareness in the general public regarding persons with disabilities.

Award categories include:

Volunteer
Candidate should demonstrate exceptional efforts on the behalf of the disabled community through volunteering time and energy.

Notable Employer

Candidate should demonstrate exceptional effort in advancing employment and/or volunteer opportunities to persons with disabilities.

Care Partner Award 

Candidate must be a direct care provider, either paid or volunteer that advocates for and empowers individuals with disabilities, allowing for increased self-esteem and community inclusion. 

Innovative Program

Candidate should exhibit innovative plan and its execution for inclusion of persons with disabilities in an area of community life.

Vicki Brown Award (2 awards)

Candidate must be a person with a disability that enjoys all aspects of life, is a role model and inspiration for others and participates in advancement of barrier free access for all.

Student Award- a person of any age enrolled as a student in any capacity.

Adult Award- a person 18 years old and older.

Applications will be accepted until June 1 and should be submitted to Christina Bishop at (301) 475-4200 x 71802 christina.bishop@stmarysmd.com.

The application can be retrieved at this link.

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