Partnership Award to our Members

The Eugene Police Department has presented an award in recognition of exceptional and outstanding contributions made to provide the highest level of service to individuals with disabilities in Lane County.

The partnership award went to the communications Supervisor Marie Longworth, Communications Specialist Marcia Pendleton and the Community Committee Members: Karin Smith, Andrea Cabral and Bonne Bandolas for their work on the Central Lane Telecommunications Devices for the Hearing Challenged Team.

Work includes updating and developing TTY policies, procedures. and training to maintain a high level of access for 9-1-1 and telephone emergency services for individuals with disabilities. TTY Team management successfully coordinates meetings, training sessions, refresher training, testing sessions, agendas as well as tools and equipment needed for the TTY team.