The Turtle Award at the First Annual Turtle Mountain Disabilities Conference was presented to Mary Lee Vandal. Ms. Vandal was nominated for the award by Duane L Gourneau, LCSW, for her efforts in keeping people involved “in meaningful work and activities” in the community with “grace and dignity”. Four awards were presented for improving the lives of individuals with disabilities in Rolette County. Ms. Vandal won in the professional adult category. The award was presented by Willie Davis, Transition Specialist for Vocational Rehabilitation and one of the organizers of the conference.
Mary Lee Vandal has been a part of Kalix since 2002 and works in the Day Supports Program in Belcourt.
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