Emily Mandelbaum of Townsend, Washington has been selected as the Hamilton Relay Deaf Community Leader Award recipient for the state of Washington. Emily has been described by her peers as a tireless leader and advocate, making a difference in the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in her community.
Emily co-founded the East Jefferson County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) 20 years ago and has led and organized the monthly meetings since then. Over the years, she has coordinated the availability of assistive equipment at each meeting and lined up meeting topics and speakers that could benefit the group.
Emily has also advocated for equal access in public places, including making captions and/or assistive hearing devices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. A few places that have become more accessible include The Rose Theater and Jefferson Healthcare Hospital, as well as City Hall and city council meetings.
We commend Emily for the way she has inspired her community and are proud to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2016 Deaf Community Leader Award for the state of Washington.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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Hamilton Relay provides contracted Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone services through 26 contracts to 19 states, the District of Columbia and the Island of Saipan, and is a provider of Internet-based Captioned Telephone services nationwide. More information is available at hamiltonrelay.com.