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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 2, 2008     

Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Honors Awards Recipients
 
Mayor William D. Euille, members of the Alexandria City Council, and members of the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) honored the ACPD’s 2008 award winners on June 24 during a reception at City Hall.

The ACPD’s annual awards recognize Alexandria’s outstanding students, advocates, and organizations working in the community to ensure equal opportunities and access for persons with disabilities.

This year’s award recipients are Louis Barnett, who was selected as the recipient of the Gerry Bertier Scholarship Award; Jeannie Cummins Eisenhour, who was presented with the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award; and the Coalition for Housing Opportunities In the Community for Everyone (CHOICE), who was presented with a Community Organization Grant.  The program also included Mayor Euille reading a Proclamation honoring former ACPD member George K. Caddy. Caddy was honored for his contributions, accomplishments, and service with distinction on the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the business and educational community of Alexandria, and for his exceptional leadership, expertise, and dedication toward the goal of ensuring the dignity, equality, independence and full participation of persons with disabilities in the City of Alexandria.

For more information about ACPD or to request an alternative format, please contact Mike Hatfield at 703.519.3357, Virginia Relay 711, or e-mail at mike.hatfield@alexandriava.gov.