BCBDD’s 24th annual Community Recognition Dinner was sold out.
Awards were given to individuals, organizations, businesses, families, and volunteers who have made an impact in the community for people with developmental disabilities. The private reception was well attended and a brief historical overview was given by Dr. Fred Valerius. The Master of Ceremonies was John Lomax. John Lomax is currently the anchor of Good Morning Cincinnati WKRC. The keynote was given by Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty.
The following awards were given to:
Community Inclusion Award: Buckner Employment Service and Training
Employer of the Year Award: Tennant Packaging
Young Pioneer Award: Carol Combs
Exemplary Advocate Award: Mary Swagler
Volunteer of the Year Award: Scott Mann
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Fred Valerius
Community Action Award: Courtney Hineman.
There were also dozens of Community Impact Awards given to area companies and individuals who have volunteered or donated services to the Board.
About the Board of Developmental Disabilities
The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities supports 3,600 people to live, work and learn successfully in their community. Supports and services are available life-long through contracts with partner agencies or directly provided by our Board.
Much of what the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities does goes beyond the walls of its facilities and takes place in the community. The Board’s supports are geared toward the philosophy of person-centered thinking, which places the individual at the center of decisions made about the services they receive. The Board is committed to helping people determine their dreams and helping to make those dreams come true.
You can find more information at their website: http://www.butlerdd.org