Governor’s Council on Disability Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

By |2018-09-27T14:47:41-05:00September 27, 2018 2:47 pm|State Headlines|0 Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KDKZ-TV) The Governor’s Council on Disability (GCD) is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 annual awards, including the Inclusion Award, the Youth Leadership Award, and the Website/IT Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 31, 2019.

The Governor’s Council on Disability promotes full participation and inclusion of the nearly one million Missourians with disabilities in all aspects of community life by educating citizens, businesses, schools, universities and others of their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Inclusion Award (27th year) is presented annually to recognize and honor a Missouri resident, organization, business or state/local government division that illustrates excellence in leadership for the “best of the best inclusion practices.” Innovative universal design and assistive technology concepts that incorporate people with disabilities may also be submitted. The nomination form and criteria are available here.

The Youth Leadership Award (6th year) recognizes an outstanding Missouri youth (age 16-26) with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community. Youth with disabilities can be nominated here.

The Website/IT Award (3rd year) recognizes and honors a Missouri non-profit organization, business or local government that provides the most outstanding and accessible website. The nomination form and criteria are available online.

Nominations may be submitted online, or via fax (573-526-4109), email (gcd@oa.mo.gov) or mail (Governor’s Council on Disability, PO Box 1668, Jefferson City, MO 65102). The award presentations will be made at the Power Up conference held in April of 2019 in Columbia.

For more information or questions, contact the Governor’s Council on Disability at (573) 751-2600.

© Dockins Broadcast Group. All rights reserved.

About the Author:

I joined News Channel 18 in May 2011 in the weather department as Chief Meteorologist. In January 2013, I assumed the roll of News Director. I started my career in 2003 in high school. I attended Farmington High School. While there, I was a student in Black Knight Television (BKTV), doing anything from camera work, to editing, producing and anchoring the weather. I attended Mineral Area College, University of Missouri – Columbia, Mississippi State University and Webster University. While attending college, I continued to help out with BKTV. In 2009, I interned at KOMU-TV, Columbia, Missouri’s NBC affiliate. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Danica and our daughters , Declynn and Danleigh. I can’t forget about our dog, Daisy. We rescued her in 2011. We also have a cat named Dolly. I am committed to giving you the most accurate information, whether it’s from my latest weather forecast, or a news story that could touch your heart. Contact me if you have any questions or a news idea.