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Memorandum: 2016 Regional Advocacy Awards

To: NCIL Members
From: NCIL Regional Representatives
Date: April 8, 2016

Nominate someone from your region online.

Each year at the Annual Conference, NCIL recognizes individuals and / or organizations for outstanding advocacy efforts. NCIL encourages you to nominate someone in your region who you believe is deserving of this award. Please take a few minutes to complete the nomination form by May 17, 2016.

Purpose of the NCIL regional advocacy award: To recognize individuals or groups/organizations within each region for outstanding systems advocacy efforts consistent with independent living goals and philosophy at a national, state, or local level.

Eligibility for the regional advocacy award: The nominee does not have to be a member of NCIL. In the event that the winner is not a member of NCIL, upon receiving the award he or she will receive a complimentary Individual Membership to NCIL for the remainder of the year.

Selection process: The Regional Representative will solicit written nominations from membership within their region. Regional Representatives are strongly encouraged to solicit input from the members in their region in selecting the award winner. To the greatest degree possible, the selection process should be free of actual or perceived conflicts of interest. One award winner will be selected from each region.

Recognition: Regional Advocacy Awards will be presented to the winners at NCIL’s 2016 Annual Conference on Independent Living, during the Awards Luncheon at Noon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

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