MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137


Submit by Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. - Do you know an individual, organization or business in Mercer County whose efforts in the area of advocacy, service and inclusion on behalf of persons with disabilities have been exemplary?

The Mercer County Disabilities Advisory Council is seeking nominations for its 2010 Disability Advocate Awards Program. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 15. For a nomination form, check out
http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hs/disability.html or call (609) 989-6468, 989-6865 v/TTY or dial 711 Relay Services.

“This award provides an opportunity for Mercer County government to acknowledge those individuals, organizations and companies that make significant contributions in assisting people with disabilities throughout the year,” said Brian M. Hughes, Mercer County Executive. “Their efforts help allow our disabled residents to lead fuller, more productive lives and enhance the quality of life for our residents overall.”

Nominations should be as specific as possible and should include name and contact information for the nominator and nominee. Nominations may be mailed to the Disability Advocacy Awards Committee, c/o Mercer County Disabilities Advisory Council, 640 South Broad St., P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068 faxed to 609-989-6032 or e-mailed to tshaw@mercercounty.org.

Award presentations will be made during Disability Awareness Month in October. For more information, contact the Office for the Disabled at (609) 989-6468, 6865v/TTY or www.mercercounty.org.