Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities Opens Annual Award Nominations

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is seeking nominations from the community for its 2011 Annual Awards Program.  The awards recognize individuals, businesses and service organizations that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving and enriching the lives of the citizens of Virginia Beach who have disabilities.  The award recipients are chosen from nominations from the community for individuals and groups that have impacted the lives of Virginia Beach citizens with disabilities in a positive manner. Each recipient exemplifies the best of the Beach and has made significant contributions in time and resources to ensure that people with disabilities have full integration in the community in which they live.


Award recipients will be honored at the Committee’s December 5, 2011 meeting.  The deadline for submission of nominations is November 15, 2011. 


The award nomination form can be found at  The form is in PDF format and can be downloaded.  People who do not have access to the Internet can use a computer at any Virginia Beach Public Library.  Computers at the Bayside, Central and Princess Anne Area Libraries have assistive devices to make information accessible for persons with impaired vision. 


A printed application can also be obtained at any City of Virginia Beach Public Library.  If you have questions, call (757) 461-8007.  The completed application can be e-mailed to Linda Johnson  or mailed to Office of the Mayor, Municipal Center, Building One, 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9000. 


The awards ceremony will be held on December 5, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bow Creek Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Rd., Virginia Beach, VA  23452, (757) 431-3765.