Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Announces Winners of the 2019 ACPD and Chamber of Commerce Awards

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Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Announces Winners of the 2019 ACPD and Chamber of Commerce Awards

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2019

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 ceremony on June 27.

The following individuals will be recognized by the ACPD:

  • Janae Corbin, a student at T.C. Williams 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.

  • Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy at The Arc of Northern Virginia, 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 organizations will be recognized with Disability Awareness Awards by the ACPD and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce:

  • Carpenter’s Shelter will be recognized for its commitment to promoting positive awareness among employees regarding the needs of customers with disabilities, and for making special efforts to render goods or services accessible to persons with disabilities.

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be recognized for its commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities and aiding employees with disabilities so they can further excel in their careers.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the City Council Chamber at Alexandria City Hall (301 King St.). The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the program, or the ACPD and its activities, visit alexandriava.gov/ACPD.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact acpd@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711.


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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/110097.



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