Commitment to Community Awards 2014


The purpose of the Commitment to Community Awards is to recognize and honor significant accomplishments of individuals, organizations, and businesses who value individuals with disabilities as important contributors to their communities. This event applauds the commitment of our honorees and provides visibility and recognition for their leadership and vision.

Eligibility Criteria

We are seeking nominations of individuals, organizations or businesses that possess three or more of the following criteria:

  • Inspires others to get involved, takes responsibility, or assumes leadership roles to make positive changes for individuals with disabilities
  • Welcomes diversity of ability, age and culture
  • Encourages and educates others to the value of supporting and respecting individuals with disabilities
  • Impacts the lives of others through positive actions
  • Is a proven leader who collaborates well with other groups
  • Seeks to accommodate and include all community members

Nomination Process

To nominate an individual, organization or business, please fill out the nomination application and answer each question as specifically as you can about the business, organization or individual and their contributions or achievements. Pictures of individuals or projects are welcome with the submission.

Deadline for submitting nominations is September 19, 2014 and the winners in each category will be announced at the Commitment to Community Awards luncheon on October 31, 2014.

To nominate an individual, organization or business click on the category and you will be directed to the registration form.

Building Bridges Award

The Building Bridges award recognizes an individual, organization, or business that understands the value of inclusiveness in a community and works to enhance the individual perspectives and contributions of all community members.

Opening Doors Award

The Opening Doors award recognizes an individual, organization or business who has been instrumental in increasing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to access their community.

 Plays Well With Others Award

The Plays Well with Others award honors an individual, organization or business that has shown outstanding leadership by bringing together community partners to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement award honors a single individual nearing the end of their career or retired for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities. The recipient of this award embraces the values of inclusion, collaboration and advocacy.

To download a printable version of the nomination packet, click here.