Utah Developmental Disabilities Council 2020 Advocacy Awards
The UDDC Advocacy Award is given to an individual who has made a commitment to improving the lives of Utahns with disabilities. The awardee is recognized for their efforts to help individuals with disabilities lead full, integrated lives and help make their communities inclusive and respectful.

We invite community members to nominate Utahns who have worked toward a better future for Utahns of all abilities. The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council Executive Director will present the awards at Golden Keys Awards event, which is hosted by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and its partners.

One award will be given in each category:

The Self-Advocate category is for an individual with a disability who has made significant efforts toward improving their own or another individual’s life by promoting integrated living, community supports, employment opportunities, or another area of growth.

Family Member
The Family Member category is for a family member of an individual with a disability who has made significant efforts toward improving the life of their relative who has a disability, or who has made efforts to improving the lives of families of Utahns with disabilities. A family member can be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or guardian.

Community Member
The Community Member category is for an individual who serves their community. This category recognizes a broad range of impactful Utahns, including civic leaders, city council members, mayors, members of Congress, Utah representatives and senators, educators, bus drivers, librarians, medical professionals, and many other individuals who have made significant efforts to improve the lives of Utahns, specifically those with disabilities. This nominee recognizes the need for inclusive communities and public support for individuals with disabilities and has worked to reduce disparities.

Nominations due: July 15, 2020 at 12pm.
Questions or requests for support with this form can be sent to uddc@utah.gov.
Nominator Name *
Nominator Email *
Nominee Name *
Nominee Email *
Does this person know they are being nominated?
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Nominee Category *
Nomination Questions
(Must be completed for all award nominations.)
Please provide a brief background of how this person is connected to the disability community. *
What specific efforts were made to improve the lives of Utahns with disabilities or to create inclusive communities? How did the Nominee work to make Utah a better place for individuals with disabilities? *
What was the main positive impact the Nominee had on improving the lives and communities of people with disabilities? How did the community or individual benefit? List how many people were impacted if possible. *
What makes this Nominee stand out? What is their biggest strength? What other characteristics does the nominee have that makes them deserve this award? *
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