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2021 Spirit of ADA Award Winners

Vermont, October 2021 –The Vermont Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) announced the employer award recipients for the “Spirit of the ADA” Awards.  The Awards are given to employers who reflect the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act in their employment practices.  Successfully meeting the following criteria qualifies employers for eligibility to be nominated:

  1. Recruitment outreach and equal accessibility in the application, interviewing, and hiring procedures for people with disabilities.
  2. Use of on-the-job accommodations, modifications, progressive employment methods, and/or creative solutions for successful training and employment of people with disabilities.
  3. Accessible physical structures, buildings, workstations and equipment, and services.
  4. Support for the employment of a person(s) with a disability as an overall employment strategy.  

The Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities Chair, Rose Lucenti congratulates this year’s award winners: “Congratulations to this year’s exemplary Vermont employers as well as past Spirit of the ADA Award Winners for being outstanding role models for hiring, training and retaining people with disabilities.”

This year's winners below will be celebrated at virtual events. More information will be shared once available.

Homegrown Scales

Morgan Weiss

379 S Barre Road

Barre, Vermont 05641


Town of Waterbury – Parks & Recreation

Nick Nadeau

28 N. Main Street

Waterbury, Vermont 05676


Vermont Fiber Mill

Deb & Ed Bratton

185 Adams Road

Brandon Vermont 05733


Price Chopper-Morrisville

Ashley Young-Sheldon

Rte. 15 & Munson Ave.

Morrisville Vermont 05661


VT Department of Forest & Parks Elmore

Marc Edwards

856 VT Rte 12

Lake Elmore Vermont 05657


City of Newport

Laura Dolgin

222 Main Street

Newport Vermont 05855


Main Street Graphics

Douglas Corey

75 Swanton Road

ST Albans Vermont 05478


Ace Hardware – St Albans

Kasey Fortin

109 N Main Street

ST Albans Vermont 05478


Hannaford – St Albans

Jennifer Benoit

277 Swanton Road

ST Albans Vermont 05478


Sodexo @ NVU

Douglas “Kip” Mayo

1001 College Road

Lyndonville Vermont 05851


Springfield Medical Center

Lori Twombly

100 River Street

Springfield Vermont 05156


VT State Parks – Allis State Park

Leslie Porter

515 Route 100

Killington Vermont 05751


Andy’s Dandys

Andrew & Lucie Whiteford and Lesha Rascoe

44 Bridge St.

Richmond, VT 05477



Killington Resort

Judy Geiger

4763 Killington Road

Killington, VT 05751



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