Building Bridges

The 2017 Annual Building Bridges
Awards Luncheon will be held at the
Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

Thursday, November 16th

Nominate for the 10th Annual
Building Bridges Awards Luncheon

Anyone is welcome to nominate someone for a Building Bridges Award, as long as the nominee live in/is located in the Pima County. You can make as many nominations as you want for each of our categories - Employer, Employee, and Employment Specialist of the Year.

Select to fill out 2017 Nomination Form

Congrats to our
2016 BUILDING BRIDGES AWARDS WINNERS!


  • Individual of the Year - Mellissa Carnes-Frontroth
    This award recognizes an individual with a disability who exemplifies the characteristics of a highly productive worker. The award is based on how far the employee has come in not only career achievements, but personal success as well.




  • Employer of the Year - Tucson Electric Power
    The Employer of the Year Award honors a local business, non-profit organization or government agency whose hiring practices demonstrate and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into its workplace. This award is given to an employer who focuses on the ability of the individual and promotes a corporate culture which supports people with disabilities.


  • Employment Specialist of the Year - Pam Taggart
    The Employment Specialist of the Year Award will recognize a job developer who goes above and beyond. They teach their clients how to advocate for themselves and show their clients they have abilities. This individual collaborates with other agencies and works towards making our community a more inclusive place for people with disabilities.


  • Project of the Year - Empowerment Through Employment
    This award has been established to recognize an outstanding project that has demonstrated a commitment to helping individuals with disabilities gain meaningful employment. The project collaborates with community partners to advocate disability awareness in Tucson and encourages people with disabilities to reach their goals by recognizing their ability and perseverance.