Every year at the organization's Annual Convention, OACB recognizes several individuals for their contributions to Ohio's county board of DD system and/or the people with developmental disabilities that county boards support. Whether a person has made their achievement over the past year or throughout their lifetime, all of OACB's award recipients have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the association's mission, vision, and values.
OACB sponsors six awards, five of which are awarded annually. The sixth – our Lifetime Achievement Award – is presented on rare occasions when a person has demonstrated a monumental commitment to people with developmental disabilities throughout their lives. To see a description of each award and a list of past winners, click the links below.
Distinguished Service Award
Kenneth Legats Award for Visionary Leadership in Administration
Betty Macintosh Award for Professional Leadership & Advocacy
Partners in Excellence
Legislator of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
For information about OACB Awards not contained on this page or in the pages linked above, please contact Lana Beddoes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 431-0616 to learn more.