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Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

Deadline for application submissions and nominations April 30


ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) announced today that applications are now available for its annual awards ceremony. Each year, the Commission recognizes individuals and businesses that make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. The deadline to submit applications and nominations is April 30.

Three awards will be presented during the 2024 ceremony. The first, a scholarship honoring the late T.C. Williams football star Gerry Bertier, will be given to a deserving student with a disability seeking a college education.

The Outstanding Advocate Award named in honor of the late John Duty Collins III, who spearheaded  numerous advocacy organizations in the DC Metro area, will be presented to an individual who  champions equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

In partnership with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the ACPD will present the Commitment to Disability Award. This award recognizes an Alexandria business that takes special care to educate employees about the needs of customers with disabilities and makes special accommodations for those customers.

The awards reception is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. at the American Physical Therapy Association (3030 Potomac Ave.).  To learn more about the ACPD and each of the awards, visit Write to [email protected] to submit a nomination for the Commitment to Disability Award.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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