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Local businesses and citizens honored for commitment to employment, services for people with developmental disabilities


Mary Strehlow, Community Services
Phone: (360) 397-2075 ext. 7825

Vancouver, WA – New Seasons Market at Fisher’s Landing, Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and Jay Warden Yard Maintenance were among the businesses and people honored recently by the Clark County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board.

They were recognized during the 12th annual awards ceremony honoring employers and citizens who have supported people with developmental disabilities and employees with disabilities who help forge a dynamic, productive workforce.

The awards and winners were:

• Private Employer of the Year - New Seasons Market at Fisher’s Landing, for outstanding commitment to hiring people with developmental disabilities.
• Public Employer of the Year – Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, for its many years of employing people with developmental disabilities.
• Employee of the Year – Gavin Hansen, an 11-year employee of Heathman Lodge.
• Exceptional Achievement Award – Jay Warden of Jay Warden Yard Maintenance, for running his own business since 2004.
• Dennis Campbell Outstanding Service Award – Darla Helt of the Arc of Southwest Washington, for many years of selfless service and commitment to improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The event was sponsored by New Seasons Market, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Clark County.

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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