December 7, 2021

Seventh Annual Athena Award to be Presented November 3rd

ATHENS, OH – Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and the chair of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities Davey McNelly will present the Seventh Annual Athena Award Wednesday, November 3, from 5-6 p.m. during a virtual recognition ceremony via Zoom over the Government Channel. To join the webinar, go to the City’s Governmental Channel site or use the login (Passcode: 963681).

The public is invited to attend.

There are three nominees for the 2021 Athena Award. Barbara Conover has served the Athens disability community as an advocate, service provider, educator, and accessible housing design expert. The majority of her professional life has been spent providing affordable, accessible housing options. Noreen Jordan helped build Project SEARCH into a transformative program for young people with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities by providing real-work experience combined with training in independent living skills. Participants gain essential job skills. The Staff of the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities for the work they do in enhancing the quality of life for individuals by encouraging integration and independence, fostering partnerships, and advocating for individual rights. The staff consists of caring, professional, dedicated and hard-working individuals who serve the Athens community with compassion, innovation, and transparency.

The Athena Award, the only award given by the City, was created by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities to recognize the person or organization providing exceptional service to people living with disabilities in the Athens community by positively impacting their lives in one or more of the following areas: Advocating for change that improves the quality of life; advocating for issues; making a positive impact through volunteerism; developing new programs or services; offering exceptional customer service; or demonstrating innovation or entrepreneurship that has a positive impact.

Athena is the mythical Greek goddess, shrewd companion of heroes and of heroic endeavor, who symbolizes wisdom, courage, inspiration, and justice. A new Athena Award design has been developed and created by Athens artist Luke Hawk.

Joe Moore will provide ASL interpreting. To request accommodations to participate in this event, ask questions, or become involved with the work of the Commission, email





When: Nov 3, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: 2021 Athena Award Ceremony – Nov. 3rd 5pm-6pm


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 963681

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 929 436 2866  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 856 3551 8626

International numbers available:

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Nov 03 2021


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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