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Topinka Recognized for Leadership

Posted by Admin On May - 20 - 2014

Comptroller honored for support of community service providers

Envision Unlimited leaders present Comptroller Topinka with an award for her support of community service providers.

Photo by: Teresa Potasiak

CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka was presented with the 2014 Leadership Award by Envision Unlimited Saturday, May 19, at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School.

Topinka received the award for her support and prioritization of the expedited payment program for community service providers. The award is bestowed annually on the, “elected official who demonstrates courage, conviction, compassion, and most important, a firm commitment to empowering persons with disabilities.”

“It’s unconscionable that nonprofits are forced to wait months on end for payment from the state, and while we still have a lot of work to do on that front,” Topinka said, “this award lets me know that we’re doing something right. I am honored to be recognized by an organization like Envision Unlimited that does outstanding work for some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens.

Envision Unlimited is a nonprofit human services agency that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are currently serving 1200 individuals with 24-hour support in 27 Community Integrated Living Arrangements, Day Programs, Job Placement Programs, autism programs, senior services, early intervention and a foster care program.

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