Meet the 2019 Award Recipients!

Every year at our Annual Meeting we recognize individuals and organizations making a positive difference in the lives of people with I/DD. When we begin accepting award nominations in the Spring, the nomination form will be available below.

  • Professional of the Year  –  Individual(s) who has given outstanding service to or on behalf of people with I/DD.
  • Volunteer of the Year  –  An individual who has given an extraordinary commitment of time and energy through services as a volunteer.
  • Educator of the Year –  An exceptional educator who has made a positive influence either on his/her students or in the field of education.
  • Employer of the Year  –  A business or corporation who has made an exemplary commitment in the field of employment for people who have I/DD.
  • Agency of the Year  –  A category of individuals or an organization which deserves recognition for service to children or adults with I/DD. Groups recognized in the past have included foster parents, religious educators, case managers, etc.
  • Provider of the Year  –  An individual or organization providing self-directed supports, opportunities, and choices for individuals with I/DD needed to assure an inclusive lifestyle.
  • Advocate of the Year  –  An exceptional volunteer who is an active participant as an advocate.
  • Business of the Year  –  Business that has given outstanding service to The Arc or its customers.
  • Bill West Community Involvement Award  –  In appreciation of many years of dedicated service to improving the lives of people who experience I/DD in our community.

Award Nomination Form

Award Nominations are closed for now. Nominations are accepted each Spring for awards to be presented at The Arc Portland Metro Annual Meeting.

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