November 26, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 189 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
RECOGNIZING THE 2019 MVLE ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 189
(Extensions of Remarks - November 26, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E1511-E1512] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNIZING THE 2019 MVLE ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS ______ HON. GERALD E. CONNOLLY of virginia in the house of representatives Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Mr. CONNOLLY. Madam Speaker, I rise to recognize MVLE and its 2019 Award Recipients. For 48 years, MVLE has provided employment opportunities and support services to individuals with disabilities and thereby created an environment which has allowed its clients to live in dignity and as independently as possible. MVLE has achieved this success by partnering with local businesses as well as with government agencies and other not-for-profit organizations. MVLE, its staff, and dedicated volunteers and supporters can be proud [[Page E1512]] that they are making a positive difference in someone's life every day. Each year, MVLE honors individual participants, as well as business and community partners, who support MVLE's mission. I am pleased to include in the Record the following names of the 2019 award recipients: The President's Award is being presented to individuals who have shown outstanding progress toward gaining independence and self- sufficiency through participation in employment and community services. The 2019 President's Award recipients are Yoon Chung, Katherine Parfitt, Henry Gonzalez and Darlene Rivenbark. The Chairman's Award is being presented to an outstanding business partner who has demonstrated excellence in hiring practices, creating supportive work environments, and supporting the mission of MVLE. The 2019 Chairman's Award recipient is Lend-a-Box. MVLE also presents four Community Awards for Government, Employment Partner, Advocacy and Social Responsibility. The Government Champion Award is being presented to the Defense Acquisition University at Fort Belvoir. MVLE presents this award to an outstanding partner who is committed to creating meaningful employment opportunities by building partnerships across government and business sectors. The Employment Partner Award is being presented to ANVIL Systems Group. MVLE presents this award to an outstanding partner who is committed to creating meaningful community employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and military veterans. The Advocacy Champion Award is being presented to Sean McGinnis of the Hartwood Foundation. MVLE presents this award to an outstanding partner who advocates for community integration by fostering partnerships across sectors to create futures one person at a time. The Social Responsibility Award is being presented to the Mount Vernon Knights of Columbus. MVLE presents this award to an outstanding partner who supports MVLE through contributions and volunteer work. Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in commending MVLE for its success in helping individuals with disabilities achieve independence, and in congratulating the 2019 MVLE Annual Award recipients. The efforts of MVLE, its supporters, community partners, and clients are an inspiration to all and are wo1thy of our highest praise. ____________________