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Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Announces 2011 Lex Frieden Employment Awards

Monday, October 24, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 2011 Lex Frieden Employment Awards, which recognize employers who go above and beyond the legal requirements in hiring, training and maintaining positive working relationships with employees with disabilities.

Nominations for the awards were submitted by individuals and organizations from communities throughout the state, and winners were selected by a panel of judges familiar with disability issues from the public and private sectors.

Winners of the 2011 Lex Frieden Employment Awards will be honored at a ceremony dinner on Tuesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Austin Doubletree North Hotel. The event is hosted by the Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and is open to the public by reservation.

For more information on the awards and the event, please contact Jo Virgil, Community Outreach and Information Coordinator for the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities at (512) 463-5740 or . For ticket purchases, RSVPs, and accommodations requests, please contact Dolores Gonzalez at the City of Austin at (512) 974-3256 or .

The 2011 award recipients are:

Governor's Trophy - Scott Tisdall, Manager of Walgreen's Waxahachie Distribution Center
Large Employer of the Year - Professional Contract Services, Inc. (PCSI), Killeen
Medium Employer of the Year - Johnson Controls, San Antonio
Small Employer of the Year - Taco Cabana #278, Austin
Nonprofit Employer Award - Laredo Independent School District
Martha Arbuckle Award - Texas RehabACTion Network of the Coastal Bend, Corpus Christi

 

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