Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
(ACPD) is seeking applications and nominations for the Gerry Bertier
Scholarship, the John
Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award, and
two Disability Awareness Awards in conjunction
with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
The Gerry Bertier Scholarship is
awarded based on merit to a City of Alexandria resident with a disability or to
a student with a disability attending a school located in the City of
Alexandria who is seeking post-secondary education.
John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with
The Collins Award recognizes an
individual who advocates for and contributes to the promotion of equal
opportunity for persons with disabilities within the City of Alexandria.
Disability Awareness Awards in conjunction
with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
1. An Alexandria business
that makes a commitment to promote positive awareness among its employees of
the needs of customers with disabilities or otherwise makes special efforts to
render its goods or services accessible to persons with disabilities.
2. An Alexandria business
that makes a commitment to hire persons with disabilities or aid employees with
disabilities to further their careers.
The deadline is April 29 and the awards will be presented at
a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in the Vola Lawson Lobby at
All application and nomination forms are available by
or calling 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711.
About the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is a 17 member volunteer resident at large body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to provide advice to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on policies, programs, and legislation affecting Alexandria's residents with physical and sensory disabilities.
Its mission is "to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by advocating for equality, dignity and independence through advising the community and advancing public awareness."
Through its Executive, standing, and ad hoc committees, the ACPD focuses its work on issues related to transportation, accessibility, housing, employment, and public awareness. The ACPD presents awards including the Gerry Bertier Scholarship and the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award.
The ACPD meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Chet and Sabra Avery Room 2000 at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or reasonable accommodations, contact Miranda Branch at 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711.
For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson or Gloria Sitton in the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550. Click here for board and commission vacancies.
Support the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
We welcome donations to support our scholarships and other programs.