Nominate and Celebrate! Call for 2019 Award Nominations

Do you know someone who creates opportunities for people with disabilities? Maybe you know an inspiring self-advocate who has a disability? We want to hear from you! Summit DD’s 2019 call for nominations is underway.

Each March, Summit DD brings together community leaders, providers, individuals and families to show our appreciation and honor the great work that is happening around us for people with developmental disabilities. Whether it is an individual with a disability, a service provider or an organization, we believe outstanding efforts need to be acknowledged and shared. (See what we mean: read about last year’s winners from the Appreciation Breakfast.)

Call for Nominations

Let’s keep the momentum going! Help us find those passionate people that never stop pushing for progress. Nominate someone you believe deserves to be recognized. There are four award categories. Plus, you can nominate as many people as you would like. Please note, nominations must be received by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Download the 2019 nomination form and sponsorship packet

2019 Award Categories:

  • Community Impact Award:This award honors a person, group or business that is making an impact in the community for people with developmental disabilities. The impact can be a result of any number things including, innovative programs, volunteerism, advocacy, or awareness efforts, to name a few.
  • Dottie Schrum Culture Award: This award recognizes an outstanding employee from any organization, whose efforts or service have gone above and beyond to make a difference for those with developmental disabilities.
  • Russ Pry Community Leader of the Year Award:This award is named after the late Summit County Executive, Russ Pry who dedicated his career to improving the lives of those in our community. It recognizes a government or business leader in our community who is helping to ensure that communities are more inclusive and that citizens of all abilities have a voice in their community.
  • Carlene Weaver Achievement Award:This award is given to an individual with a developmental disability whose actions or self-advocacy has helped to change perceptions and bring about positive awareness for those with developmental disabilities in their community.

Nomination Details:

Download the 2019 award nomination form to nominate a person or organization for an award. Be sure to send it (via email or mail) to Summit DD by February 1, 2019:

  • For questions or to submit nominations electronically: Please email
  • To submit nominations through standard mail: Please send form and nomination description to
    Summit DD, Attn: Maggi Albright,
    89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278


Interested in joining us at the 2019 Summit DD Appreciation Breakfast? This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Tables of eight can be purchased for $200, or individual seats can be purchased for $25 each.

Download the 2019 nomination form and sponsorship packet to reserve your seats for the 2019 Summit DD Appreciation Breakfast and Awards Celebration. Celebrate DD Awareness Month with us, and help us honor those making a difference in our community.

  • To reserve a table or individual seats: Please send registration form and a check made out to Summit DD to
    Summit DD, Attn: Tricia Perduk,
    89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278

Questions about the event?

Please contact Tricia Perduk at 330-634-8877 or

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