Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Seeks Nominations for Awards

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The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is seeking applications for the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, and nominations for the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award and two Disability Awareness Awards presented in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. The awards will be presented at a reception on June 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at City Hall (301 King St.).

Gerry Bertier Scholarship

  • Gerry Bertier – Remember the Titans

    Applications are being accepted for this merit-based scholarship, awarded to an Alexandria resident or student with a disability who is seeking post-secondary education.

Nominations are being sought for the following awards

John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award

  • This award recognizes an individual who advocates for and contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in Alexandria.

Disability Awareness Awards (in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce)

  • This award recognizes an Alexandria business that commits to promoting positive awareness among employees about the needs of customers with disabilities or otherwise makes special efforts to render goods or services accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • This award recognizes an Alexandria business that commits to hiring persons with disabilities or aids employees with disabilities in furthering their careers.

For more information about the awards and nomination process, contact Namoode Khan at ACPD@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3140. To submit a nomination, visit alexandriava.gov/ACPD. The deadline for nominations is April 30.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

The City of Alexandria is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Namoode Khan at 703.746.3140 or Virginia Relay at 711.

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