Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bloomington's Council for Community Accessibility Presents Annual Awards

At the annual CCA Awards Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 25, Mayor Mark Kruzan and the City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) recognized organizations and individuals committed to making Bloomington more accessible to people with disabilities.

The following award winners were recognized for outstanding service:
  • Self-Advocacy Award – Jerry Zumpe, who has been involved with both the Self-Advocates of Monroe County and the Self-Advocates of Indiana for several years, serving as the Treasurer of Self-Advocates of Monroe County for the past four years
  • Business Service Award, sponsored by Cook Group Incorporated – Arby’s Restaurant on West Third Street, which has made a concerted effort to support and facilitate the growth of persons with disabilities
  • Professional and Community Service Award – Theresa Dovenbarger, Continuing Education Options team manager for this service of Options, for going far above and beyond her job duties by leading efforts to organize self-advocates;
  • Special Recognition – Randy Paul, a tireless advocate for people with disabilities and a volunteer with many community groups;
  • Kristin Willison Volunteer Service Award – Bill Embry, who has freely given his time and experience organizing fishing tournaments to provide joyful recreation for many people with disabilities and others and to raise funds for many organizations;
  • Mayor’s Award, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College – Lynne Argent, Executive Director of Abilities Unlimited, who has been a steadfast guardian of and provider for people with disabilities in need of a vast array of customized services.

The Awards Ceremony was sponsored by the City of Bloomington’s Community and Family Resources Department and Human Rights Commission; Bloomington Hospital; Chapman's; Cook Group Incorporated; Indiana University Credit Union; Ivy Tech Community College; Kiwanis Club of Bloomington; Barbara McKinney, Human Rights Attorney for the City of Bloomington; Oliver Wine Company, Inc,; Options; Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living; and Stone Belt Arc, Inc.

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