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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Atlantic County Seeks Nominations of Outstanding Residents with Disabilities

The public is invited to nominate Atlantic County residents for the Donald J. Sykes awards that honor outstanding individuals with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.

The Sykes awards are presented each October during Disabilities Awareness Month and are named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and active community advocate.

Nominees must be Atlantic County residents and have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act. All submitted letters will be reviewed for eligibility by members of the Advisory Board. Nominees should be exemplary citizens who generously give of themselves to make Atlantic County a better place. Individuals of all ages may be nominated.

Nomination letters must be postmarked by August 29, 2014 and should include a description of the individual’s personal qualities, accomplishments and contributions, as well as the nominee’s address and phone number. In addition, the person submitting the nomination should include his/her own name and contact information.

Nominations may be mailed to: Kathy Quish, Atlantic County Intergenerational Services, Shoreview Building, 101 S. Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225. For further information, call 645-7700 ext. 4519 (TTY use NJ Relay, 1-800-852-7899).

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