Accessibility and inclusivity recognized at Mayor’s Awards
May 31, 2018

he City of Edmonton’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) recognized accessibility leaders and advocates at the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Awards. These individuals, businesses and organizations have made significant contributions to making a difference for persons with disabilities in Edmonton.

“The Mayor’s Awards put a spotlight on those who have dedicated their work to inclusivity,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “By helping make Edmonton more accessible for all, regardless of a person’s ability, they are part of what makes this city so exceptional.”

Awards in five categories were handed out by Councillor Scott McKeen on behalf of Mayor Iveson Thursday evening at City Hall.

The recipients of the 2018 Mayor’s Awards are:
  • Accessible Homes and Buildings, Non-Residential: Diane David (Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association)
  • Employers, Paid Employment: Mike Liber (Dairy Queen)
  • Ewen Nelson Self-Advocacy: the late Diane Butcher
  • Outstanding Service: Sherri Bessette (CapitalCare Laurier House Lynnwood)
  • Youth: Peter Anto Johnson

“The Mayor’s Awards has a long history of recognizing those who have led the way for persons with disabilities and our aging population,” said Zachary Weeks, Chair of the AAC. “It’s critical for us to take the time to acknowledge and thank those making our city inclusive and welcoming for all.”

The event was held as part of National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) celebrations. Video vignettes featuring the award winners and nominees are available online.
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