For Immediate Release
Monday, June 18, 2012
Nominations for Donald J. Sykes Awards Now Being Accepted
Every October during Disabilities Awareness Month Atlantic County recognizes outstanding residents with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Donald J. Sykes awards, named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disabled Citizens Advisory Board and an active community advocate.
Nominees must be Atlantic County residents and have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act. All submitted letters will be reviewed for eligibility by members of the Advisory Board. Nominees should be exemplary citizens who generously give of themselves to make Atlantic County a better place. Individuals of all ages may be nominated.
Nomination letters must be postmarked by August 10, 2012 and should include a description of the individualís personal qualities, accomplishments and contributions, as well as the nomineeís address and phone number. In addition, the person submitting the nomination should include his/her own name and contact information.
Nominations may be mailed to: Atlantic County Office of Disability, Attention: Kathy Quish, Shoreview Building, 101 S. Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225. For further information, call 645-7700 ext. 4519 (TTY please use NJ Relay, 1-800-852-7899).