From left, Richard Fagundes, executive director of REACH,Kristine Lewis, board president, and Dan Elstad, facilities director, present the REACH 2008 Employer of the Year award to Vern Jones, chief procurement officer for the state of Alaska, during REACH's 30th year celebration on Sept. 24 at the REACH Building, downtown. Approximately 150 community members attended. Lee Sanders, founding member of REACH addressed the group with the history and recognized that there is still a lot to do in the disability community. The Employer of the Year Award was presented to the state of Alaska in recognition of providing 15 years of employment opportunities for individuals experiencing disabilities through the REACH custodial program.
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