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2014 Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards




Outstanding WorkBridge Student Employee  – Recognizes a Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) graduating senior in the WorkBridge program who has demonstrated excellent dedication and performance as a student, employee or volunteer.  Each year 8-12 recipients are selected in this category.  Nominations must come from a TUHSD school administrator, teacher or staff member with two additional recommendations from an employer and/or community partner.  (Nominations for WorkBridge students due March 14, 2014)

Outstanding WorkBridge Employer of Students – Recognizes a business/organization that employs a TUHSD WorkBridge student(s) and has a business location in Tempe.  Nominations must come from a TUHSD teach or staff member related to the WorkBridge program.   (Nominations for WorkBridge Employer due March 14, 2014)

Youth Ability Award – Recognizes a young person, aged 12-18, with disabilities who has overcome challenges and/or helped advance the rights of individuals with a disability.

Adult Ability Award – Recognizes an adult, aged 18+, with disabilities who has overcome challenges and/or helped advance the rights of individuals with a disability.

Exceptional Educator of the Year – A teacher, school staff or support person who has provided exceptional education, service and support opportunities to individual(s) with a disability.

Emerging Leader Award – Recognizes an individual or group, aged 14-30, who is an emerging leader in this community by raising awareness and/or improving outcomes for people with a disability.

Business Leadership Award – Recognizes a corporation/business that has improved access for disabled customers/employees/visitors and/or created increased employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Accessibility Award – Recognizes a constituency, architect, developer, builder, planner, group or City department that has removed barriers and created full access to public/private buildings, outdoor space, thoroughfares, etc., for the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and/or made life easier through accessible transportation options.

Valued Community Service – Recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution by providing and/or improving personal and community support for individuals with a disability; including, but not limited to, providing independence through more choice, information and control, advocacy efforts, or improving the social participation of all people.

Pride of the City – Recognizes an individual, group or organization who has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to those with disabilities, and helped advance the full inclusion of all people in our community.

Complete online submission below or click for 2014 Disability Awards Nomination Form – Printable.