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Congratulations, HighFives,
and Best Wishes!
Greater Cincinnati Recipients of
Ohio Public Images Awareness Awards
The annual Ohio Public Images (OPI) Awareness Awards were
presented during a special luncheon on March 12 as part of the
annual conference of the Ohio Association of Superintendents of
County Board of DD.

For over 20 years, Ohio Public Images, a statewide, not-for-profit
advocacy organization, has sponsored an annual recognition of
efforts to create positive awareness of persons with developmental
disabilities.  This year the annual Ohio Public Images Awareness
Awards were presented during a special luncheon during the
annual conference of the Ohio Association of Superintendents of
County Board of DD.

The awards, which recognized outstanding media, individuals, and
organizations from across Ohio, recognized the efforts of those
nominated and award winners contributing to the breakdown of
attitudinal barriers that often prevent people with developmental
disabilities from full access to employment, housing, and social
activities in our community .  From 200 nominations from across
the state submitted in 27 categories, the award winners for the year
2014 were selected and presented on March 12th at the 2014
Annual Awards Luncheon in Columbus, OH.  

The theme for 2014 was Ability @ Work.

Award recipients from Greater Cincinnati:

Butler County
• Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities  -
Award of Excellence for its Annual Report

Hamilton County
• Former Ohio Senator Eric Kearney (9th District) –
Merit Award, Community/Elected Official
• Ted Kremer – Excellence Award, Personal Achievement
• Logan Brinson – Excellence Award, Self Advocate of the Year
• People for DD Services 2014 Levy Campaign “Vote FOR Issue 3” –
Excellence Award, PR Efforts

Warren County
• Cohen and the Warren County Board of Developmental
Disabilities - Merit Award, Outstanding Collaborative Efforts
• Rachel Richardson, Our Town Magazine - Merit Award, Excellence
in Writing
• Tyrone Thomas, TV Middletown – Merit Award, Broadcast media –
Documentary/Public Affairs

AboutGreaterCincinnati.com was a nominee for Internet
Journalism and recognized for the October 2014 article
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Bouquet Designs.

Click
here to see video and more information on the awards
presented to the news media and to organizations in the DD field.


High-fives to Ohio Public Images and congrats to the 2015 honorees!
Date posted: April 1, 2015

(updated April 6, 2015)

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Hamilton County OPI Awards Recipients

(front row left to right)
Ted Kremer, Logan Brinson

(back row left to right)
former OH Senator Eric Kearney,
Jenny Dexter, Director of Community
Relations at Hamilton County DD Services
and Alice Pavey, Superintendent at
Hamilton County DD Services, representing

Photo |Hamilton County Board of DD
AboutGreaterCincinnati.com on Facebook
AGCinspires on Twitter

Warren County OPI Awards Recipients

(top photo left - right)
Megan Manuel, WCBDD Superintendent
poses with Tom Burke of Cohen

(bottom photo left - right)
Megan Manuel, WCBDD Superintendent
poses with journalist Rachel Richardson,
Our Town Magazine and Cincinnati
Enquirer

Photo | Warren County Board of DD
Butler County OPI Awards Recipient

Butler County Board of DD
Annual Report cover

Photo | Butler County Board of DD