January 22, 2009 in Washington Voices

In brief: Arc seeking award nominations

 

The Arc of Spokane, 127 W. Boone Ave., is asking for nominations for people in the community, demonstrating commitment to improving quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.

Categories include The Hazel Skog Award, recognizing a person who has devoted years of his or her life to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities; the Good Neighbor Award, honoring a person or group outside the community of disability professionals that have set an example of acceptance and support for people who have a developmental disability; Advocate of the Year, recognizing a person who has made a significant contribution toward bettering the lives of people who have a developmental disability; Self-Advocate of the Year, recognizing a person with a developmental disability who has made a significant contribution toward bettering the lives of others who have a developmental disability or who has made notable progress in their own life toward greater independence.

Educator of the Year, honoring an educator who has made praiseworthy efforts to ensure that students who have a developmental disability enjoy a positive and meaningful learning experience; Employer of the Year, recognizing an employer that has made praiseworthy efforts to hire and support a person who has a developmental disability; Media Person of the Year, honoring a newspaper, radio, or television professional whose work has increased awareness and acceptance of people who have a developmental disability; and Organization of the Year, honoring an organization outside the community of disability professionals that has set a notable example of acceptance and support for people who have a developmental disability.

To nominate someone in the community or for more information, call Brian Holloway at 328-6326 or visit www.arc-spokane.org.

Spokane County

Solutions to homelessness sought

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and the city of Spokane Valley are requesting proposals for services to help end homelessness in the Spokane area.

Proposals must address one or more of the actions outlined in the draft update for 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and one or more of the funding priorities listed in the request for proposals for this funding. Copies of the 10-Year Plan, the RFP and applications are now available.

Approximately $835,000 is available for these services during this 2009-10 funding cycle, and applications are due by Feb. 9.

All materials can be picked up at the Human Services Department located on the first floor of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. or downloaded online at www.spokanehumanservices.org.

Downtown

Culinary fundraiser for CMN

The 16th Annual Chef’s Culinary Classic will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St.

The event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and will feature chefs from throughout the area making a six-course meal, each paired with a wine.

The cost is $150 per person.

For more information, call 473-6370.


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