Accessibility Award Of Merit nominations now being accepted

The Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting the public to nominate groups or businesses.

  • May. 8, 2012 8:00 a.m.

The Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting the public to nominate groups or businesses that have made a significant contribution to improve accessibility within Williams Lake.

In a press release, the City of Williams Lake says it believes that public awareness about physical and attitudinal barriers will help improve the quality of life for all disabled persons, giving them the opportunity to participate in all aspects of community life.

The committee’s mission is to remove physical and social barriers, which impede the full participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

Award nomination guidelines:

• Businesses nominated must be located within city boundaries.
• Individuals could live outside the boundaries, but must provide a service to the citizens of Williams Lake.

• Individuals, organizations and businesses are eligible for nominations.

Nomination guidelines:

• The nominee has demonstrated a commitment to increase accessibility above and beyond what is required by law or regulation.  
• The nominee has improved accessibility for persons with disabilities and/or special needs.
• The business, individual or group being nominated must have provided a service for the people of Williams Lake.
• The nominator must provide strong evidence in support of the nominee’s contribution and/or commitment. Letters of support will enhance the nomination.
• Nominators can submit more than one nomination.
• Nominators cannot nominate themselves.
• Improvements or contributions should have occurred in the past two years.

• Accessibility photographs would be useful to the Selection Committee.

Nomination forms can be found online at www.williamslake.ca.

The application deadline is May 25, 2012.  Awards will be announced during a council meeting in June.