08/15/13 — Nominations of advocates for people with disabilities sought

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Nominations of advocates for people with disabilities sought

By From staff reports
Published in News on August 15, 2013 1:46 PM

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities is inviting nominations for its Hefner Award, which recognizes a state resident for outstanding advocacy and service on behalf of improving the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Nominations for this NCCDD award, which is open to individuals with disabilities or family members, will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 27.

The award is the highest recognition given by the Council to those who work to better the lives of people with developmental disabilities, and honors Jack B. Hefner, who served the Council for 22 years until his death in 1994.

"'Big Jack' inspired a generation of advocates to do whatever they could to enhance the lives of North Carolinians with disabilities," said NCCDD Executive Director Holly Riddle.

The 2013 Hefner Award will be presented at the NCCDD's annual meeting in November in Cary.

Nomination forms and more information can be obtained at the Council website at nccdd.org or by calling 919-850-2901. Completed forms need to be mailed to the NCCDD office at 3125 Poplarwood Court, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC, 27604 and postmarked by Sept. 27, or faxed to 919-850-2915 by 5 p.m., Sept. 27.