The Soroptimist International Greater Hartford Club has honored The Alliance's Julia Wilcox as an "Exceptional Woman in our Community."
Julia’s areas of focus include intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), community justice, arts & culture, and I/DD fiscal management. She serves as an appointed representative of The Alliance on the Governor’s Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (GCEPD), the Prison and Jail Overcrowding Committee of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) and the Government Relations Committee of the American Network of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR).
“I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to represent all aspects of the nonprofit sector in my work. This is what drives my passion, but also keeps the work interesting, challenging and rewarding. Through my work in support of the disability community, I have developed many relationships, including the opportunity to be the legal guardian for an exceptional woman, for the past fifteen years. I have partnered with the Ragged Mountain Foundation, to develop and maintain the Annual James Wilcox Memorial Award, in honor of my husband. The climbing/mountaineering award is a living memorial to James’ adventurous spirit and a catalyst for the future adventures of others, on big walls throughout the world.”