Seeking Applicants for Annual Advocate Awards
May 31, 2017
Independence, Inc. is currently seeking nominations for our annual Advocate of the Year and Youth Advocate of the Year. 

The 2017 awards will be presented Thursday, July 20th, 2017 between 5 pm- 7 pm at the Scandinavian Park in Minot, North Dakota as part of our 7th annual Celebrating Independence Picnic. 


The Advocate of the Year award honors a leader within the service area of Independence, Inc. The award is given to an individual who has fought hard to:
·       Improve the conditions and opportunities in the community for people with disabilities.
·       Increased the community awareness of issues related to disabilities.
·       Work towards removing barriers for people with disabilities.
·       Worked to improve community participation for people with all types of disabilities. 


Eligibility for Consideration
The Advocate of the Year nominee must reside within the Independence, Inc. service area. Staff and board of Independence, Inc. are not eligible. 
 
 The Youth Advocate of the Year award honors a young leader within the eleven county service area of Independence, Inc. The Youth Advocate of the Year is given to an individual who has fought hard to:

·       Improve the conditions and opportunities in the community for people with disabilities.
·       Increase community awareness of issues related to disabilities.
·       Work towards removing barriers for people with disabilities.
·       Inspire youth to become future leaders and advocates for the disability community.


Eligibility for Consideration
The Youth Advocate of the Year nominee must be between the ages of 14 and 26 and reside within the Independence, Inc. eleven county service area. This nominee should have a disability. Staff and board of Independence, Inc. are not eligible. 


Please return attached applications via mail, fax or email by Friday, June 23rd at noon.
Attn: Pam Mondragon
Independence, Inc.
2000 East Burdick Expressway, Suite C
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-839-4724
Fax: 701-838-1677
Email: pamalam@independencecil.org 




Seeking Applicants for Annual Advocate Awards
May 31, 2017
Independence, Inc. is currently seeking nominations for our annual Advocate of the Year and Youth Advocate of the Year. 

The 2017 awards will be presented Thursday, July 20th, 2017 between 5 pm- 7 pm at the Scandinavian Park in Minot, North Dakota as part of our 7th annual Celebrating Independence Picnic. 


The Advocate of the Year award honors a leader within the service area of Independence, Inc. The award is given to an individual who has fought hard to:
·       Improve the conditions and opportunities in the community for people with disabilities.
·       Increased the community awareness of issues related to disabilities.
·       Work towards removing barriers for people with disabilities.
·       Worked to improve community participation for people with all types of disabilities. 


Eligibility for Consideration
The Advocate of the Year nominee must reside within the Independence, Inc. service area. Staff and board of Independence, Inc. are not eligible. 
 
 The Youth Advocate of the Year award honors a young leader within the eleven county service area of Independence, Inc. The Youth Advocate of the Year is given to an individual who has fought hard to:

·       Improve the conditions and opportunities in the community for people with disabilities.
·       Increase community awareness of issues related to disabilities.
·       Work towards removing barriers for people with disabilities.
·       Inspire youth to become future leaders and advocates for the disability community.


Eligibility for Consideration
The Youth Advocate of the Year nominee must be between the ages of 14 and 26 and reside within the Independence, Inc. eleven county service area. This nominee should have a disability. Staff and board of Independence, Inc. are not eligible. 


Please return attached applications via mail, fax or email by Friday, June 23rd at noon.
Attn: Pam Mondragon
Independence, Inc.
2000 East Burdick Expressway, Suite C
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-839-4724
Fax: 701-838-1677
Email: pamalam@independencecil.org 






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