DO-IT Staff Member Recognized by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
On October 18, DO-IT program manager Scott Bellman received an award from the Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) on behalf of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for "steady leadership skills and tireless commitment" in his work to recognize best practices in the employment of people with disabilities in Washington State.
Scott has served as chair of the GCDE's Employer Awards Program for several years. The annual program recognizes and promotes the achievements of employers and individuals who have improved employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Washington State.
Scott has also served as a member of the Coordinating Committee for the GCDE, which promotes equality, opportunity, independence and full participation in life for people with disabilities. The GCDE:
- Advises Governor Inslee, the legislature, and state agencies on policies that affect people with disabilities.
- Promotes understanding of the needs and potential of people with disabilities, offering information and awareness training to the public.
- Provides training and technical assistance to the business community to promote employment opportunities and awareness of disability issues.
- As a program manager at DO-IT, Scott provides leadership for programs that promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.