The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD), in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, have announced the winners of their annual awards.
The following individuals are recognized by the ACPD:
- Hiba Masood, a student at George Mason University, is the recipient of the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, which is awarded to an Alexandria resident or student with a disability who is seeking postsecondary education.
- Lieutenant Jason North, with the Alexandria Police Department, is the recipient of the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award. The award recognizes an individual who advocates for and contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for people with disabilities in Alexandria.
The ACPD and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce recognize Greenstreet Gardens and Scramble Indoor Play with Disability Awareness Awards for each organization’s commitment to hiring persons with disabilities and aiding employees with disabilities in furthering their careers.
The ACPD and Alexandria Chamber of Commerce are pleased to recognize these awardees in the following virtual awards presentation. Closed captions are available via the YouTube link in the bottom left-hand corner of the video.
About the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is a 17 member volunteer resident at large body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to provide advice to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on policies, programs, and legislation affecting Alexandria's residents with physical and sensory disabilities.
Its mission is "to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by advocating for equality, dignity and independence through advising the community and advancing public awareness."
Through its Executive, standing, and ad hoc committees, the ACPD focuses its work on issues related to transportation, accessibility, housing, employment, and public awareness. The ACPD presents awards including the Gerry Bertier Scholarship and the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award.
The ACPD meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Chet and Sabra Avery Room 2000 at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or reasonable accommodations, Miladis Martinez Gutierrez at 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550.
- Virginia Poverty Law Center Senior Legal Helpline
- Tax Relief and Assistance Program for Elderly and Disabled Person
- Recently passed law for Alexandria residents provides tax advantaged saving opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families.
- National Disability Institute's Presentation on ABLE
Emergency Preparedness Links
- Alexandria Office of Emergency Management
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Ready Virginia App Download
- Emergency Supply List
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- For information on voting in the City of Alexandria: Voter Registration and Elections
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