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Nominations open for accessibility awards

Accessibility Awards LogoDeadline: Sept. 26, 2016

Do you know someone in our community who is making a difference by improving accessibility in buildings, public spaces, programs, employment or services in Burlington? Recognize them with a Burlington Accessibility Award.

It’s easy to submit a nomination. Use the online form, download the accessible nomination form, come to City Hall or go to any city community centre or Burlington Public Library branch to pick up a nomination form and submit it by Sept. 26, 2016.

Launched in 2012, the Accessibility Awards recognize and celebrate those that have made significant contributions to increase access and participation of people with disabilities in Burlington.

This year, the free award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Nov.1, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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