RECOGNIZING THE 2019 MVLE ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 189
(Extensions of Remarks - November 26, 2019)

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           RECOGNIZING THE 2019 MVLE ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

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                        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

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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.

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