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Awards Program
Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns

The Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns honors people and organizations for their contributions toward public awareness in overcoming social and environmental barriers to persons with disabilities. Seven awards are presented annually.

Register now to attend the 2015 OKC Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns Twenty Fourth Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 23, 2015. The luncheon will be held at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 222 NW 15th St., OKC, OK, 73103 at 11:30 a.m.

Download luncheon registration form.

We have a number of awards that are presented each year. Please review the list of awards and if you know someone who should be nominated, please complete the nomination form and fax or return it to the address listed on the form no later than Friday, September 25, 2015. The deadline for a Clearing the Path nomination is also Friday, September 25, 2015.

Download a 2015 Awards Nomination Form here

Send email to the Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns

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George Lewis Advocacy Award

This award recognizes an Oklahoma City area resident with a disability who has performed outstanding and notable feats to enhance the empowerment and/or employment of individuals with disabilities by rising above his or her own disability and encouraging others with disabilities to do the same. This individual displays these principles through community involvement and in his or her area of employment. This individual has also promoted overcoming social, attitudinal, and environmental barriers to enhance the lives of all persons with disabilities and shown good citizenship in his or her everyday activities.

Employer of the Year Award

This award recognizes an Oklahoma City area employer, public or private sector, for outstanding achievements in enhancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities by eliminating attitudinal and environmental barriers. An employer, individual or entity may be nominated. Any unit of a national company may be nominated if it is under separate management and physically apart from other units.

Public Personnel Employee Award

This award honors an outstanding public agency employee for contributing to the removal of social, attitudinal & environmental barriers for people with disabilities in the agency in which he or she is employed. Any individual in a local, state, or federal agency, including a public college or school, is eligible.

Media Award

This award recognizes excellence in media materials about persons with disabilities, which were produced and placed in the media during the year. The categories include public service materials (radio, television, print) & public affairs materials (radio or television shows, print programs, articles, series or special features). Commercial, government and nonprofit producers are eligible to compete. All entries must be about people with disabilities who are depicted in an empowered and positive manner.

Special Award

This award is given for meritorious accomplishments by an individual or entity that has taken special action to encourage advancement of all persons with disabilities in the greater Oklahoma City area by increasing the awareness of the handicaps imposed by society which limit the social, economic, and environmental activities of persons with disabilities in their everyday lives. Several awards may be presented.

Clearing the Path Award

In support of the concept of creating residential spaces to make our community accessible to everyone, nominations are being accepted for any architect, designer, builder, contractor or individual who has embraced "Universal Design" and CLEARING THE PATH for all of us. A qualified residence must have clear access, clear passage and clear use. (See attached separate nomination form for details).

Don Davis Award

This is the highest honor and is granted in public recognition of extraordinarily meritorious service which has substantially advanced opportunities for people with disabilities by removing social, attitudinal & environmental barriers in the greater Oklahoma City area. This award of excellence may or may not be bestowed each year.