The Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities – a program of ADRS – held a ceremony and reception Dec. 6 honoring the success and contributions of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and recognized businesses that provide opportunities for successful employment for people with disabilities.
The event was in the Old Archives Chamber of the Alabama State Capitol.
Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand to congratulate the award recipients, who were selected from among more than a dozen local winners.
The winners are:
Advocate: Debbie Pace
Collaboration: Mobile Summer Work Program Team
Educator of the Year: Susan Alred
Large Business Employee: Yabathe Phillips
Large Business Employer: Beaulieu of America
Media: Cherokee County Herald
Partnership: Mobile Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
Public Service Award: The Honorable James Derek Peterson
Small Business Employee: Christopher Chavez
Small Business Employer: Western Sizzlin, Fort Payne
Student: Chelsea Rae Huggins
Youth Leadership Award: Curtis Taylor