MARC announces 2017 award recipients at annual meeting

Mobile ARC, a non profit that supports people with developmental disabilities, announced it’s distinguished members of the community tonight.

Mobile ARC, a non profit that supports people with developmental disabilities, announced it’s distinguished members of the community.

It was an annual award ceremony event honoring community leaders and businesses that support and service people with disabilities.

Local 15’s morning anchor Darwin Singleton emceed the event.

The awards celebrate community leaders, businesses and employees that provide support and service to people with developmental disabilities. Members, invited guests, advocates, staff and board members all attended. Mobile Arc recognized community volunteers and businesses with outstanding contributions to social inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

“We are fortunate to live in a community where we have people who exemplify community spirit and bring talent, energy and expertise to our organization,” said Jeff Zoghby, Executive Director.

Mobile Arc is the largest agency in the county serving people of all ages who have disabilities such as autistic spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities. Since 1956, Mobile Arc has advocated social inclusion for individuals with disabilities because of benefits to the individual and to the entire community.

2017 Annual Award recipients include:

• Agency of Distinction Award – Rotary Children’s Foundation

• Chapter Distinguished Service Award – Ransom Café Volunteer Program

• Community Media Excellence Award – Jo Anne McKnight

• Community Prevention Action Award – Dr. Bert Eichold, II

• Distinguished Advocate of the Year – Dr. Maureen Baldy

• Distinguished Community Service – The Ladies Auxiliary of Semmes

• Distinguished Direct Support Professional – Troy Wilkerson

• Employee of the Year – Timothy…

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