Commission on Disabilities Issues wins legacy award from Volunteer Center

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Disability Awareness Day Co-Chairperson Ginger Palmer accepts a Legacy Award on behalf of the Commission.  From left to right: Ginger Palmer, Disability Awareness Day Co-Chairperson; Bruce Morgenstern, Board President of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center; Sean Looney, Vice President of Comcast Government Affairs; Pam Jordan, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.

Disability Awareness Day Co-Chairperson Ginger Palmer accepts a Legacy Award on behalf of the Commission. From left to right: Ginger Palmer, Disability Awareness Day Co-Chairperson; Bruce Morgenstern, Board President of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center; Sean Looney, Vice President of Comcast Government Affairs; Pam Jordan, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.

On November 13, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center and the Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVAAC) held a Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Celebration Luncheon at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill in Gambrills, MD.  Pamela Jordan, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, served as the keynote speaker. 

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues received a Legacy Award for Disability Awareness Day (DAD).  The Commission on Disability Issues has held DAD annually since 1995.  DAD showcases disability-related services with many exhibitors, empowers individuals with disabilities through education, and celebrates through performances by disability-related groups such as the Opportunity Builders Bell Choir, Hands of Harmony and Canine Companions for Independence.  DAD has evolved into one of the county’s largest events, and celebrates all abilities in Anne Arundel County.  “I am so proud of each of the members, past and present, who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of Disability Awareness Day,” said Ms. Jordan.  “I was honored to share this day with the Commission on Disability Issues for a well-deserved recognition.”

“This was the 10th year we have recognized outstanding volunteer partnerships, and Disability Awareness Day is a collaborative project that makes such a difference in the lives of Anne Arundel County residents,” said Fay Mauro, Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center.  “We were delighted that Keynote Speaker Pam Jordan drew on her years working with so many county agencies and nonprofits to express the spirit of giving back that she has seen everywhere she goes in Anne Arundel County.”

Ginger Palmer, Disability Awareness Day Co-Chairperson, accepted the award on behalf of the Commission.  “The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues was honored to be one of the recipients of the Legacy Award for our Annual Disability Awareness Day Event,” said Joelle Ridgeway, Chair of the Commission on Disability Issues.  “Volunteerism is a core element of a strong community and the Volunteer Center does such a fantastic job at ensuring that our community has the resources to build upon this strength that brings people together to make our community the best it can be. On behalf of the Commission on Disability Issues, we are extremely grateful for the work the Volunteer Center does and are honored to be recognized as one of the county’s great resources in improving the lives of our citizens.” 

[do action=”blackwall-hitch”/]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Crime News, LIFE IN THE AREA

About the Author ()

Eye On Annapolis is a community based site focusing strictly on Anne Arundel County. These staff postings are general news postings made by our team of bloggers throughout the day and are not attributed to any one particular staff person.