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Nominate someone for a Tempe Mayor's Disability Award or help sponsor the awards

Post Date:01/17/2019 2:30 PM

Nominate someone fantastic for a Tempe Mayor's Disability Award.  

Since 1988, the City of Tempe has proudly supported and sponsored the Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards. These awards honor achievements of exceptional people with disabilities, employers who hire those with disabilities and people who strive to improve the quality of life for all Tempe residents.

To be eligible for an award, nominees must work, live, attend school, or impact people in Tempe.  Deadline for nominations is Feb. 21. Nomination Form

Companies interested in sponsoring the awards are also welcome. Visit tempe.gov/disabilityawards for more information on sponsorship, nominations or the celebration that takes place on March 26 or contact Michele_Stokes@tempe.gov.  

Award Categories

Outstanding High School Student – The Tempe Diablos provide scholarships that recognize outstanding Tempe students with disabilities who demonstrate dedication and success as a student, employee, or volunteer.

Outstanding Youth – Recognizes outstanding youth with disabilities who demonstrates dedication and success as a student or volunteer.

Exceptional Educator – Honors a teacher, school staff member or school support person who has provided exceptional education and support to students with disabilities.

Tom Ringhofer Architectural Award – Recognizes a Tempe business, resident, architect, developer or city department that has improved access for people with disabilities in private or public buildings, outdoor spaces, transportation, or other areas.

Business Leadership Award – Recognizes a business that has improved access opportunities for Tempe residents with disabilities.

Employer of the Year – Honors a Tempe business or organization that employs individuals with disabilities.

Employee of the Year – Honors a Tempe employee or resident who has demonstrated exemplary performance or provided outstanding employment services for people with disabilities.

Community Service – Honors a person, organization or business that has made a significant contribution by providing or improving personal and community support for individuals with disabilities.

Pride of the City – Recognizes an individual, group, business or organization that has demonstrated a long-term commitment in improving the quality of life for all the residents of Tempe.

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Photo: Higher Octave Healing won a Mayor's Disability Award last year.

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