Oklahoma City Mayor’s panel gives awards

Turning Point Ministries was featured in the October 30, 2009 NewsOK article, “Oklahoma City Mayor’s panel gives awards.”

The Oklahoma City Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns gave awards Thursday to outstanding Oklahomans with disabilities and their advocates.
The committee’s purpose is to erase architectural, social and attitudinal barriers to people with disabilities.
Todd Craighead won the George B. Lewis Advocacy Award.
Tinker Air Force Base was named Employer of the Year.
The Public Personnel Employee Award went to Michael O’Brien, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Other honors included Media Public Service Award to Susan Simpson, The Oklahoman; Media Public Affairs Award to Kevin Ogle, KFOR-4; and special awards to Wayne Rhode, Crystal Rushing and The Rev. Gary Stevens.
The Don Davis Advocacy Award was given to Kuang-Hua Chang.
Scott Ellis was named Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns Member of the Year.
Several organizations and individuals received Clearing the Path Awards: Barnett Homes, Dan Peterson, Don Hildebrand Homes, Michelle Hughes, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, Turning Point Ministries, Virginia Moore, Ryan Schamerhorn, Bonnie Bower, Todd Isaac Homes and Pat McAlister.
The Clearing the Path Award highlights an Oklahoma City residential building and its architect, designer, builder, contractor and/or owner for universal design in making the home accessible to people with disabilities.
Winners of the poster contest were: Caleb Ferris, Classen School of Advanced Studies, first; Gabriel Martinez, Putnam City West High School, second; and Lizbeth Del Castillo, Putnam City West High School, third.
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