Above & Beyond Program

16th Annual Accessibility Award Above and Beyond Nominations

The Accessibility Award was created in 2007 by the City of Elk Grove's Disability Advisory Committee to recognize individuals, businesses or organizations that go above and beyond for individuals with disabilities in our community. The Award is presented by the Elk Grove City Council during the month of October, which is Disability Awareness month. Make your nomination today! Describe why and how the business, organization or individual goes "Above and Beyond" to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in Elk Grove.

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Past Honorees

  • 2021

    Jeff Alley

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    Project R.I.D.E. board member and volunteer.

  • 2020

    Visions in Motion

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    Adult day program for persons with developmental delays.

  • 2019

    Bryan Boggs

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    Organizer and facilitator for Fly Fit program for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • 2018

    Vanessa Bieker

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    Founded the Fly Brave Foundation which create employment training for adults with autism.

  • 2018

    Kathy Rhymes

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    Program Director for ZenCar Services, a day program for adults with various mental and physical disabilities.

  • 2017

    Eric McDonald

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    Project R.I.D.E. volunteer.

  • 2016

    Jonathan Sparks

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    Special Olympics program committee member and supporter.

  • 2015

    Jeanne Calamar

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    Adaptive Aquatics teacher at Cosumnes River College.

  • 2015

    Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center

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    Providing adaptive programs for those with disabilities.

  • 2014

    Ken and Shallyn Admire

    Grocery Outlet owners providing employment training and opportunities for those with disabilities.

  • 2014

    Grace Coffee Roasters

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    Serving customers with disabilities well.

  • 2014

    LilyAnn Sander

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    Volunteer as helper for classes at school for those with disabilities and at Project R.I.D.E.

  • 2013

    Tina Clanchini

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    Project R.I.D.E. Executive Director and volunteer

  • 2013

    Anne-Marie Pringle

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    Musical Mayhem Productions co-founder, providing theater opportunities for those with disabilities.

  • 2012

    Chevy’s Fresh Mex

    Providing employment training and opportunities for those with disabilities.

  • 2012

    Eric Steward

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    Chief Operating Officer, Aim Higher, day program for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • 2012

    Sarah Ming

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    Elk Grove Adult Community Training, helping adults with severe disabilities.

  • 2011

    Samantha Jensen

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    Created a prom for teenagers with special needs.

  • 2011

    Jeff and Heidi Powers

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    TOPS Soccer League founders, providing soccer opportunities for children with disabilities.

  • 2011

    Jerry and Jeanne Strong

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    Project R.I.D.E. long-time volunteers.

  • 2010

    Manveer “Manny” Garcha

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    Project R.I.D.E. volunteer.

  • 2010

    Elk Grove Kiwanis Club

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    Contributor and supporter of Elk Grove Adult Community Training’s annual fundraisers.

  • 2010

    Rotary Club of Elk Grove

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    Provide annual Christmas parties to Jessie Baker School, a school for kids with developmental disabilities.

  • 2009

    Elk Grove Adult Community Training Employees

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    Day care for adults with severe disabilities.

  • 2009

    First Baptist Church of Elk Grove Catalyst High School Ministry

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    Ministry focused on helping youth and young adults with disabilities.

  • 2008

    David A. Stincelli

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    Volunteer work helping those with disabilities.

  • 2008

    Project R.I.D.E.

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    Non-profit providing horse riding therapy for those with disabilities.

  • 2008

    Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center

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    Providing adaptive programs for those with disabilities.

  • 2007

    Dr. Gary Lawson

    Principal of Jessie Baker School and champion for children with disabilities.

  • 2007

    Laguna Pizza

    Created an inclusive atmosphere for the Elk Grove Special Olympics Softball Team’s end of season party.

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