Excellence Award Winners and Committee in 2019
Do you know an individual or organization who has made an important contribution in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin? Consider nominating them for a Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Excellence Award.
Award categories include:
- Community Volunteer Service Award
- Community Partnerships and Collaborations Award
- Community Giving Award
- Exceptional Accommodations in Employment Award
- Public Policy Award
- Lifetime Service Award
Community Volunteer Service – awarded to an individual who has provided dedicated and exemplary volunteer service, benefiting those who are blind and visually impaired in affiliation with a community organization or business. Examples include low vision support group leaders and individuals who’ve successfully started and maintained innovative programs.
Community Partnerships and Collaborations – awarded to organizations who’ve made significantly positive impacts for those living with vision loss. Examples include service organizations, such as Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and special interest clubs/groups.
Community Giving – awarded to individuals or organizations, who’ve made financial contributions to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, to support the fulfillment of our mission, as well as having a strong relationship with the Council and adhering to our core values. Candidates are chosen by the Council’s Gratitude Workgroup.
Exceptional Accommodations in Employment – awarded to employers with a strong commitment to hiring those who are blind or visually impaired and who support the success of these employees by providing exceptional accommodations.
Public Policy – awarded to a state agency or legislator, who has played an exemplary role in assisting the Council to advance our legislative priorities in transportation, employment, education, healthcare/long-term care and civil rights. Candidates are chosen by the Council’s Advocacy Workgroup.
Lifetime Service – awarded for lifetime achievement for exemplary volunteer service in the blind and visually impaired community. This award differs from the other volunteer service award in scope and longevity.