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Monday, October 3, 2022

Outstanding Individuals with Disabilities to be Honored at Annual Sykes Award Ceremony

Seven Atlantic County residents will be recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to our community at the 33rd annual Donald J. Sykes Awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 19 at the Atlantic City Country Club.

Each October the county celebrates Disability Awareness Month with the presentation of awards to individuals with disabilities who were nominated by area organizations, family or friends for their positive attitudes, personal accomplishments and their success in enriching the lives of others. The ceremony is presented as a cooperative effort of the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services and the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board.

“These honorees encourage us to appreciate our similarities as well as our differences,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “We applaud their achievements and remarkable abilities to meet and overcome life’s challenges. They are shining examples for us all.”

Established by the county in 1989, the ceremony was later named in memory of Donald J. Sykes, a longtime community advocate and former chairman of the county’s Disabled Citizens Advisory Board.

This year’s honorees include:

Henry Birth of Egg Harbor Township, Brian Brennan of Egg Harbor Township, Resheda Johnson of Pleasantville, Judge Joseph Kane of Egg Harbor Township, Frank Montufar of Galloway, Michael Conley Ridgway of Linwood, and Keith C. Stankiewicz of Galloway.

For more information about the Donald J. Sykes Awards ceremony, contact 609-645-7700 ext. 4386. (TTY, please use 711).

For information on disability services, contact the Atlantic County Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-888-426-9243. 


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