The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards to be presented in October at the 2016 Employment Recognition Luncheon marking Disability Employment Awareness Month. The annual awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities and recognize employers who provide opportunities for them to join the workforce. The deadline for award nominations is Friday, September 16, 2016.
Awards in several categories will be given to individuals and organizations that consistently support the advancement of people with disabilities in the workplace. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Harford County Student Worker of the Year, Accessibility Award, Ruth Helen Thompson Memorial Community Service Award, Media Award, Volunteer of the Year, and Veteran of the Year.
Anyone can nominate an individual, business, or other organization that has made a positive impact in someone’s life or in the community as a whole. Nomination forms and details for each award category are available online at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1815/Disability-Employment-Awards or by contacting Rachel Harbin, Harford County disabilities coordinator, at 410-638-3373.
This year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Inclusion Works.” The theme serves to remind employers and the community that people with disabilities play an important role in our workforce, while celebrating the diverse and valuable contributions, skills and talents of workers with disabilities.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities, in the Department of Community Services, was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community in Harford County.