Magendanz receives CEA Champion award

Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, was recently honored by the Community Employment Alliance (CEA) for his legislative work on behalf of citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The CEA “Champion” award is given annually to a handful of representatives and senators who have made exceptional efforts for equality, inclusion and employment for people with disabilities.

“Chad and I are fellow Issaquah Kiwanians. I’ve seen him in action and know his commitment to strong schools, efficient government, and vibrant communities that are inclusive of all citizens. Chad supported our school-to-work transition bills, ensuring that students with disabilities graduate from high school to a job instead of to a couch and a TV. What really impresses me about Chad is his eagerness to understand the issues and how intently he listens to his constituents,” said Chris Brandt, CEO of AtWork!.

Upload Flicker PhotosOriginally founded in 1974 as Rehabilitation Enterprises of Washington, the Community Employment Alliance (CEA) is a non-profit organization.  With a membership network of businesses and employment service providers for people with disabilities throughout Washington state, CEA’s mission is to improve job opportunities for people with disabilities, helping to fully integrate them into their communities.

“It is a great honor to receive an award from an organization focused on recognizing people for their abilities rather than their disabilities. The real recognition needs to go to the talented people working at CEA who devote their time and energy to helping improve the lives of people with disabilities,” said Magendanz.

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