For Immediate Release
July 6, 2021
Atlantic County Seeks to Honor Outstanding Residents with Disabilities
Nominations now being accepted for annual Donald J. Sykes Award
Atlantic County is seeking nominations of outstanding residents with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.
Eligible nominees will be honored at a reception in October during Disabilities Awareness Month and presented with the Donald J. Sykes Award named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and an active community advocate.
Nominees must be Atlantic County residents and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. All submitted letters will be reviewed for eligibility by members of the Advisory Board. Nominees should be exemplary citizens who generously give of themselves to make Atlantic County a better place. Individuals of all ages may be nominated.
Nomination letters must be postmarked by August 31, 2021 and should include a description of the individual’s personal qualities, accomplishments and contributions, as well as the nominee’s address and phone number. In addition, the person submitting the nomination should include his/her own name and contact information.
Nominations may be mailed to: Cristine Chickadel, Atlantic County Intergenerational Services, Shoreview Building, 101 S. Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225 or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, call 645-7700 ext. 4386 (TTY use NJ Relay, 1-800-852-7899).