Ability Counts CEO Joyce Hearn and V.P. Program Development Wayne Skinner enjoy the speeches.
What a wonderful turn out for our first Consumer Award Banquet. The event was held at the beautiful, historic Mission Inn Riverside, where we filled the Spanish Art Gallery to capacity….and then some. The attendees included Consumers and their guests, ACI Staff, members of our Board of Directors, representatives from KC Insurance and Payroll Link, and employees from host companies OHL, Wilden Pump and Hangers Unlimited. You may see the video created by our media crew by going to our Media page.
Case Manager Shirley Miller reads Marlo Hurse’s award before presenting it to her.
Awards were presented to Consumers for years of service and achievement. Wade Lanier, Russell Walsh and Alvin Williams received achievement awards for their successful transition from job coach to full time ACI employees. Marlo Hurse was recognized with an achievement award for her overall improvement and success in job skills. One more achievement award was presented to Frank Rising for his tireless effort to help others and his dedication to getting the job done.
Contractor of the year award went to Mainetti/Hangers Unlimited. Awards for Employer of the Year were given to Wilden Pump and OHL.
ACI Staff Cheryl Hunter and V.P. Program Operations Victor Clemente in a serious moment.
ACI Staff Julian Bonsiegnuer and his niece with Matthew Bogner
Russell Walsh gives his acceptance speech.