Each year, TARC recognizes those who have provided outstanding service and advocacy for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities. There are thirteen categories for which nominees can be considered. Anyone, including members of the public, can nominate advocates for an award. Nominees should be individuals who have done something remarkable in helping achieve TARC’s mission of ensuring a high quality of life for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families.
Click here to nominate one or more individuals or organizations you believe should be recognized for their efforts in helping others. (Nominations not currently accepted.)
Save the Date for 2018 Advocacy Awards
December 6, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel Southern Hills in Tulsa, OK
2017 Advocacy Awards
KOTV “Six in the Morning” personality LeAnne Taylor served as the master of ceremonies for TARC’s 27th Annual Advocacy Awards on Dec. 7, 2017. More than 250 guests gathered in the ballroom for entertainment from duo Branjae & Scott, the opportunity to bid in a silent auction, dinner, and program including keynote from Joey Travolta. James and Joseph Meadours received the Lifetime Achievement Award for their years of committed advocacy to people with developmental disabilities. Long-time volunteers were also recognized for their service and awards were given to advocates committed to ensuring a high quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Advocacy Award Winners
|Board Member||Terry Trego, Woodward||Self-Advocate||Donald Smalley, Vinita|
|Case Manager||Sonya Rios, Tulsa||Media Advocate||Oklahoma Watch, Norman|
|Direct Care Provider||Kerrie White, Noble||Parent Advocate||Erica Herrera, OKC|
|Educator||Carolyn Piguet, Vinita||Special Achievement in Advocacy – Individual||Ed Long, OKC|
|Professional Provider||Kim Wotring, Tulsa||Special Achievement in Advocacy – Group||True Blue Neighbors, Tulsa|
|Volunteer||Helen Taylor, Tulsa||Catalyst of Change||Judith Leitner, OKC
Jenifer Randle, OKC