LIFE Mower County gives awards

LIFE MOWER County honored several community partners at its recent annual meeting. It was the 72nd year for the meeting, […]

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LIFE MOWER County honored several community partners at its recent annual meeting. It was the 72nd year for the meeting, which was held in Austin. 

The nonprofit organization provides opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities 

 Several people and groups received 2024 awards. The Austin American Legion Post 91 is community partner of the Year. Vanessia Pettitt is direct service professional of the year. 

Professional of the year is Beth Tobak. Wendy Whalen is volunteer of the year. 
Josh Dibble was honored with the Robert Qual Memorial Self-Advocate of the Year award. The award is named in memory of Qual, who died in 2002. Qual was a longtime Austin business owner and community volunteer. He was an active member of LIFE Mower County’s predecessor organization, Arc Mower County.

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