The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force is seeking nominations for the following awards:
Karen Avery Award
- Annually recognizes an individual whose work and values align with the legacy of Karen Avery, who was a respected and beloved leader in the mental health consumer/ survivor movement, and a champion for the rights of people with mental illness and for a strong consumer voice.
- Nominations should explain how the nominee has advanced the rights and independence of people with mental illness or other disabilities. Nominations may also address any work to support and advance the peer movement and elevate the voices of peers.
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Rising Leader Award
- This new award has been established to recognize visionary leadership by an individual who is a rising and/or young leader in the Milwaukee area mental health community.
- Nominations should explain how the nominee has demonstrated outstanding leadership to advance mental health and recovery values in our community. This may include one or more of the following: visionary leadership, providing outstanding service, effective advocacy, teaching and mentoring, and/or an ability to inspire others to excel in this work.
Complete the Nomination Form to submit your nomination.
All nominations are due by noon on Friday October 18, 2019.
Barbara Beckert at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to: Barbara Beckert, c/o DRW, 6737 Washington Suite 3230, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Additional information about the awards and nomination process is available in this announcement.