The Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility presented their Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday night. The Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility present the awards every year to the people who helped make the community more accessible for people with disabilities.
Craig Brenner, Special Project Coordinator at the Community and Family Resources Department, says he considers the ceremony to be an educational tool.
“The broader goal is to make the community aware of the issues some disabled people still face,” Brenner says.
Brenner says the Council for Community Accessibility provides an open forum for the public year round, to discuss and collaborate on issues with local accessibility.
“We want the public to know that this council is open year round and anyone can participate,” Brenner says.
There were six awards presented at the ceremony: the Self-Advocacy Award went to Jessica Troxel, the Professional and Community Service Award went to Indiana Legal Services, the Business Service Award went to IU Campus Division, the Housing Service Award went to Cindy Fleetwood, the Kristin Willison Volunteer Service Award went to Rachel Roby, and the Mayor’s Award went to Katie Herron.
The next meeting will take place Monday, Nov. 25 at City hall.