March 26, 2015

Executive Honored for Commitment to Full Inclusion for Persons with Developmental Differences

County Executive Ike Leggett recently received the 2015 Patricia Sullivan Leadership Award from Potomac Community Resources (PCR). Pictured at the annual Benefit Dinner are (from left) are: Chuck Short, special assistant to the Executive; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chairman of the event; Leggett; and Msgr. John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities and one of the PCR founders.
County Executive Ike Leggett has received the Patricia Sullivan Leadership Award in recognition of his ongoing “commitment, vision and support” for full inclusion for persons with developmental disabilities.

The award was given by Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR), which provides therapeutic, recreational, social and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences, as well as information about community resources for families.

Leggett received the award for “consistently demonstrating [a] strong personal commitment to the civil rights and full inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities into community life.” The Executive was cited for his “innovative policies and programs such as the County’s employment initiative for persons with disabilities….”

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