SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson invites residents to nominate an individual, organization or business in Somerset County whose efforts in the area of advocacy, service and inclusion on behalf of persons with disabilities is exemplary.

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is seeking nominations for its 2019 Disability Advocates Awards. This program acknowledges those in our community who promotes independence and empowers adults and children with disabilities to freely exercise their life choices and fully participate in community life. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 20.

To obtain a nomination form, visit or call 908-704-6346, if you have a hearing disability dial 711 Telecommunications Relay Services. Nominations should be as specific as possible and should include the name and contact information for both nominator and nominee. Previous winners and county employees are not eligible.

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Nominations can be submitted to Paulann Pierson and mailed to the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876; Attention: Paulann Pierson. Nominations may also be submitted via fax at 908-595-0194, or e-mail at

Award presentations will be made on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m., in the third-floor freeholders’ meeting room at the County Administration Building, located at 20 Grove St., Somerville, NJ 08876.

For more information, contact Disability Services Coordinator Paulann Pierson at 908-704-6334 or email