Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Announces 2011 Awards

Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Announces 2011 Awards

October 25, 2011

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Governor’s Committee on People
with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 2011 Lex Frieden
Employment Awards, which recognize employers who go above and beyond the
legal requirements in hiring, training and maintaining positive working
relationships with employees with disabilities.

Nominations for the awards were submitted by individuals and organizations
from communities throughout the state, and winners were selected by a panel
of judges familiar with disability issues from the public and private
sectors.

Winners of the 2011 Lex Frieden Employment Awards will be honored at a
ceremony dinner on Tuesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Austin
Doubletree North Hotel. The event is hosted by the Austin Mayor’s Committee
for People with Disabilities, and is open to the public by reservation.

For more information on the awards and the event, please contact Jo Virgil,
Community Outreach and Information Coordinator for the Texas Governor’s
Committee on People with Disabilities at (512) 463-5740 or
[email protected]

For ticket purchases, RSVPs, and accommodations requests, please contact
Dolores Gonzalez at the City of Austin at (512) 974-3256 or
[email protected]

The 2011 award recipients are:

Governor’s Trophy – Scott Tisdall, Manager of Walgreen’s Waxahachie
Distribution Center

Large Employer of the Year – Professional Contract Services, Inc. (PCSI),
Killeen

Medium Employer of the Year – Johnson Controls, San Antonio

Small Employer of the Year – Taco Cabana #278, Austin

Nonprofit Employer Award – Laredo Independent School District

Martha Arbuckle Award – Texas RehabACTion Network of the Coastal Bend,
Corpus Christi

For more information about the committee or awards, please visit

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/.

Source:
http://www.texasinsider.org/?p=54776

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