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Making A Difference Awards 2012

  • Making a Difference 2011 Nickole plays with adaptable bow and arrow

  • Making a Difference 2011 Commissioner Fritz announces the winners

  • Making a Difference 2011 Nicholas paints on the communal mural

2012 Making A Difference Award Winners


Commissioner Amanda Fritz along with the Connecting Communities Coalition have selected the winners for this years Making a Difference Awards.  This is the fourth year the City has honored members of the Portland Community who go above and beyond to make Portland more inclusive for people with disabilities.


This year awards will go to:

 Access Recreation

L’ ArchePortland

Shauna Perkins

Robyn Thorson, Regional Director,U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service

Dean Westwood, Director of OregonHealth & ScienceUniversity's (OHSU), Center on Self-Determination (CSD)


 Awards will be given by Commissioner Fritz at the 4th annualConnectingCommunitiesCoalitionEvent@LloydCenterDoubleTree

 October 23, 2012

5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Light meal will be served.

 Visit or call 503-261-1266 for more information

Event is FREE. Open seating limited to 500 guests.  RSVP Today

Making A Difference Awards Nomination Form 2012

Link to this years nomination instructions

Link to Connecting Communties Event page

Announcing the 2012 Celebrate Ability event Keynote