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