West Hollywood Solicits Nominations for Disability Service Awards

The City of West Hollywood is gathering nominations for its 21st annual Disability Service Awards. The awards presentations and reception will take place on Oct. 23at 6 p.m at the City Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., as part of the city’s recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month.

Since 1999, the city has presented Disability Service Awards. Members of the West Hollywood community are encouraged to nominate individuals, businesses, the media, and nonprofit organizations that deserve special recognition for their work with people living with disabilities, including accessibility issues, attention to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, or advocacy.

Nominations for this year’s Disability Service Awards will be accepted until Aug. 16at 5 p.m. Self-nominations are welcome. Honorees will be selected by city’s Disabilities Advisory Board.

Nomination forms in PDF format are available on the city’s website.

Forms may be submitted by email to kpatterson@weho.org or by fax to (323) 848-6565. Hard-copy forms may be mailed to:

Kim Patterson, Social Services Division, City of West Hollywood, City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

The city’s Disabilities Advisory Board was created in 1995 and is comprised of nine members. The board addresses issues affecting people with disabilities, including ADA compliance, transportation, housing, access to city government and services for people with disabilities, and makes recommendations to the City Council relative to the adoption of programs, policies, or ordinances of benefit to the constituency.