Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Announces Winners of the 2023 ACPD and Chamber of Commerce Awards
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD), in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, has announced the winners of their annual awards, which will be presented at an upcoming reception on Tuesday, June 13, at 5:00 p.m., at the American Physical Therapy Association (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100). The event will also feature a panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce event registration page to register.
The following individuals will be recognized by the ACPD:
- Katherine Radt, a student at Alexandria City High School, will receive the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, which is awarded to an Alexandria resident or student with a disability who is seeking post-secondary education.
- Mac Slover, Board Chair & Volunteer Program Coordinator for the Miracle League of Alexandria, will receive the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award, which recognizes an individual who advocates for and contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for people with disabilities in Alexandria.
The following organization will be recognized with a Commitment to Disability Award by the ACPD and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce:
- Cherry Blossom PACE will be recognized for its commitment to providing services and support for persons with disabilities, and for making special efforts to raise positive awareness of and advocate for the needs of persons with disabilities.
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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, the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award, two Disability Awareness Awards presented in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
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, or virtually. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or reasonable disability accommodations, contact Miladis Martinez Gutierrez at 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the responsibilities of this commission, or to apply to serve on a 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
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