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Commission on Disability’s Community Recognition Awards#

The Commission on Disability presents the 2019 Community Recognition Awards: Recognizing those who work for the advancement of people with disabilities in our community.

Every year the Commission on Disability (COD) recognizes individuals, businesses and agencies in our community who work to enrich the lives of people with disabilities, awarded by the Fort Collins Mayor.

Eligibility Requirements#

Anyone who has not previously won an award is eligible for consideration. There is no Fort Collins residency requirement, but recognized work must have been done within the city of Fort Collins.

Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

Submit A Nomination#

Nominations may be submitted online. Alternative nomination submissions will be made available upon request. For more details, please contact

Submit an Online Nomination

Recognition Categories#

This year, the COD is accepting nominations in eight different categories:

Dorothy Lasley Memorial Award: Recognizes a person with a disability who is an active voice in the community, championing for the rights of all people with disabilities

Employer of the Year: Recognizes an employer who provides authentic work opportunities for people with disabilities or who creates a positive, supporting workplace for others who work with those with disabilities

Service Provider of the Year: Recognizes a business or organization that provides exemplary and life-enriching services to people with disabilities

Volunteer of the Year: Recognizes an individual who contributes his/her time, effort and heart to making our community a kinder and more compassionate home for people with disabilities

Employee of the Year: Recognizes an individual who embraces his/her daily call to do impactful, life-changing work for and with people with disabilities

Spirit of Fort Collins: Recognizes an individual, business or organization that exemplifies the spirit of Fort Collins not only in their acts of kindness, but also in their passion for creating change and their respect for people with disabilities

Educator of the Year: Recognizes an administrator, teacher or paraprofessional who stands as an advocate for students with disabilities to ensure educational access and equity in the classroom, preschool through post-secondary

2019 Awards Reception: Save The Date#

Individuals and organizations selected to receive an award will be recognized at a formal luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at the CSU Grand Ballroom, Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Avenue Mall.


Please contact Carol Thomas at (970) 416-4254 or email with any questions.