Harford County Honors Employees of Differing Abilities and Supporters at Annual Employment Recognition Luncheon – Baltimore Sun

The Harford County Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities celebrated the employment of citizens with differing abilities by honoring individuals and organizations in the community at its annual Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 12.

More than 90 guests attended the luncheon, which took place at Edgewood’s Richlin Ballroom, according to a county news release.

The event honored employees with disabilities who demonstrate “exceptional ability and determination in the workplace,” the statement said, as well as “employers, families, friends and organizations who change attitudes about people with disabilities in the labor market”.

This event coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which takes place in October. The theme for this year’s event was “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation”, recognizing the part of the workplace that people with disabilities represent.

“This is a special celebration of our diverse workforce in Harford County,” County Manager Barry Glassman said, according to the release, “and I am proud to recognize the skills and contributions of employees with different abilities and employers who value them as team members.”

The winners included:

  • Large Employer of the Year: Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Average Employer of the Year Award: The Aberdeen IronBirds
  • Small Employer of the Year Award: Bray & Em Boutique
  • Employee of the Year Award: Quinton Robbins, employee of Sephora
  • Student Worker of the Year Award: Darryus McDaniel, employed by the Harford County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Program
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Maureen Henson
  • Accessibility Award: Harford County Public Library
  • Media Award: Matt Button, Baltimore Sun Media Photographer
  • Ruth Helen Thompson Community Service Award: Nancy Brugh

Additionally, Sylva Green, a United Souvenir & Apparel employee, received the Employee Merit Award; and Austin Woods, an employee of the Harford County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Program, received the Student Worker Merit Award.

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