Clark County seeks nominations for local businesses, individuals for Disability Employment Awareness Awards

Clark County is seeking nominations of businesses and individuals for its annual Clark County Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards. The awards honor the role people with developmental disabilities have in assisting us to achieve a dynamic, productive workforce and recognize the leadership of the business community. The event also celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Awards will be given for the following categories:

  1. Large Employer of people with developmental/intellectual disabilities (50 or more local employees)
  2. Small Employer of people with developmental/intellectual disabilities (49 or less local employees)
  3. Employee with a developmental/intellectual disability
  4. Dennis Campbell Outstanding Service Award for outstanding service to improving the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities
  5. David Hanawalt Service Award for an employment specialist who demonstrates service to their clients above and beyond the client’s expectations, exceeds the contractual expectations, and promotes client success and growth.

Award recipients will be honored at the 22nd Annual Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. The ceremony takes place 4:30-6 p.m. with networking happening from 4-4:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to nominate and business or individual can download this nomination form. Deadline for submission is noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Emily Harris at emily@gowise.org or (503) 750-9776.

Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.