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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Making A Difference Nominations form

Making a Difference Awards 2010

The Disability Program presents The Making a Difference Awards each year to individuals and groups who make a difference to the greater community in regards to the inclusion and advancement of people with disabilities.  Please nominate those who have committed themselves to helping Portland shine!


One award will be given in each category at the Connecting Communities event Thursday, October 28 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel in Portland, OR. The theme being, “The ADA at 20: Erasing Negative Stereotypes”


Lifetime Achievement


For a lifetime committed to the advocacy and advancement of people with disabilities


Community Inclusion


For a program or organization that makes profound advancements in creating a more inclusive community for people with disabilities.




For an individual who is an exemplary advocate for people with disabilities


Business Advancement


For a business that advances the people with disability community through employment, adaptation and access

Youth Leadership


For an individual under the age of 25 that displays leadership in advancing the inclusion and recognition of People with disabilities


ADA/Built Environment


For achievements in universal design and innovative adaptation in transportation, housing, parks or other area’s of infrastructure that reflex the best spirit of the American’s with Disability Act.


Name of Nominee:




Complete Address:


Email Address:


Business Name (if applicable):


Award Category



To submit nominations please attach a one-page written narrative telling us why this nominee should receive a Making a Difference award.  Be sure to let us know which award you are nominating the person for.  (The Selection Committee will not review additional pages). 


Deadline for submitting nominations is, September 1, 2010.


Send completed nomination forms to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, Oregon 97204. Or fax: 503-823-3050. Email:

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-9970, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests.


Questions?  Call 503-823-9970

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