Athena Award

2019 Athena Award Nominations

The City of Athens seeks those community members who have worked tirelessly on behalf of persons with disabilities. If you know someone or an organization, please nominate them for the 5th annual Athena Award.

The Athena is the only award presented by the city and entries will be accepted up to Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Recipients are recognized for achievement in one or more of the following in their work for people with disabilities: improving their quality of life; advocating for issues; volunteering to have a positive impact; developing new programs or services; offering exceptional customer service; and demonstrating innovation or entrepreneurship that has a positive impact.

To nominate someone or an organization deserving of this honor, download the form from the City of Athens website and email it to Or mail to Athens City Building, 8 E. Washington Street, Athens, Ohio 45701. For hard copies, call the Mayors Office, 740.592.3338. The Athena Award will be presented at a special event hosted by Mayor Steve Patterson and the Athens City Commission on Disabilities. The date, location, and event details will be announced.

For questions, more information, or interviews, contact either Co-Chair Ms. Berry C. Dilley ( or Dr. Carolyn B. Lewis ( education and outreach committee, commission on disabilities.

To make a nomination download this form.

Submit the form to:
City of Athens
8 E. Washington St.
Athens, OH, 45701
Phone: (740) 592-3338
Fax: (740) 592-3341

2019 Award Presentation and Event

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