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Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards

recognizing ability, advocacy, access and achievements

Mayors Disability Awards

Since 1988 Tempe Community Council and the City of Tempe have proudly sponsored the Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards.  These awards honored exceptional individuals with disabilities, employers of individuals with disabilities and others who have shown dedication to the disability sector and a commitment to improving the quality of life for all of Tempe’s residents.

In 2015, Tempe Community Council fully transitioned Tempe’s Mayor’s Disability Awards event to the City of Tempe Diversity Office.  City of Tempe staff and the Mayor’s Disability Awards Committee will carry on the tradition of this annual event which has inspired others to emulate the honorees and provide a fully accessible Tempe for everyone. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this special event and honored the people who make Tempe great.

Tempe Mayor's Disability AwardsTo continue your support of this important event, we invite you to visit the City of Tempe’s website for the 2015 Mayor’s Disability Awards.  Please mark your calendars to attend this year’s event on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 3:00-5:30pm.  Visit the City of Tempe’s website to learn more about this year’s awards and how to submit nominations.


Our 2014 Awardees!

Outstanding WorkBridge Student Employees
These awards are for students with disabilities, enrolled in the Tempe Union High School District, who have shown exceptional dedication and performance as employees/volunteers through the WorkBridge progam.

Paola Garcia, Marcos de Niza High School
Michael Gonzales, Compadre High School
Patricia Montanez, Mountain Pointe High School
Marciella Munoz, Tempe High School
Eric Papke, Mountain Pointe High School

Outstanding WorkBridge Employer of Students
Gold Medal Gymnastics, Mr. Brad Cochran

Youth Ability Award
Vail Varone

Adult Ability Award
David Carey

Architectural Accessibility
Erich Schwenker, Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.

Valued Community Service
The Centers for Habilitation

Pride of the City
Pat Little-Upah

2014 Event Sponsors – THANK YOU!

Robert Kizere & “Colby”
       – in loving memory of Beth Maureen Kizere

Irene and Lynn Mochel
Tempe Diablos (Scholarships)
Tempe History Museum