Tempe Mayor's Disability Awards 2020
Deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020
We hope you will take this opportunity to submit nominations to recognize businesses, agencies, educators, individuals and students who demonstrate ability, advocacy, access and achievements for this annual awards event. You are invited to submit more than one nomination.
The Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards celebration will be April 28, 2020, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704 or via email at Michele_Stokes@Tempe.gov
for alternate formats or to submit applications via email.
- Nominees must demonstrate ability, advocacy, access or achievement in Tempe.
- Eligible nominees recognize inclusion and commitment of people with disabilities.
- Nominees must work, live, volunteer or impact people with disabilities in Tempe.
- Businesses/Agencies/Organizations must be located in or conduct business in Tempe.
- All information must be accurate, current, and include sufficient contact information.
- Current City Officials and Disability Commissioners are not eligible.
- Winning nominations will be asked to submit three pictures for the presentation.
- Nominations must be received by 4 p.m. February 21, 2019.
Exceptional Educator -- Honors a teacher, school staff member or school support person who has provided exceptional education and support to students with disabilities.
Outstanding High School Student -- Recognizes outstanding Tempe students with disabilities in their final year 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.
Business and Employment
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 Support and Volunteering
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.
Nominations are selected by an independent committee based on the application, please provide complete information and attachments, as needed.
All nominations must be received by 4 p.m., March 27, 2020. Materials submitted will not be returned. If you have questions or wish to submit a nomination in another format, on paper, in person or via email, please contact:
Michele Stokes, Tempe ADA Compliance Specialist
Mail: Michele Stokes, Diversity Office, 31 E. Fifth St., Tempe, AZ 85281