Award nominations being accepted

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 09:26 PM

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 27 for the Hefner Award, selected each year by the N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities.

The awards honors an individual demonstrating dedication, service and advocacy on behalf of improving quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Jack Hefner, the namesake of the award, served the council for 22 years until his death in 1994. The award will be presented at the annual meeting in Cary this November.

Forms and information is available online at, or by contacting Melissa Swartz at (919) 850-2901. Completed forms can be mailed, with postmarks by Sept. 27, to the NCCDD office at 3125 Poplarwood Court, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC, 27604.

Faxed forms to (919) 850-2915 should be in the Raleigh office by 5 p.m. Sept. 27.

The council was established in 1973 and awards grants to grass roots advocacy groups, government agencies, disability nonprofits and other community organizations.