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Shilling to be presented with the 2014 Government Leadership Award

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LA CROSSE, Wisc. (WXOW)- The 2014 Rehabilitation for Wisconsin will be presented to Senator Jennifer Shilling at the Rehabilitation and Transition Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin on May 1, 2014.

"Empowering individuals with special needs to identify their unique abilities and maximize their potential continues to be a priority for me as a state senator," Shilling stated.  "Strengthening job training and employment assistance services for people with disabilities is a smart investment for taxpayers, workers, and businesses.  I am honored to receive this award, and I remain committed to helping our friends and neighbors with disabilities secure quality, long-term employment."

Decisions about who will receive the award are made based on the nominee's contributions to legislation, policies, and/or practices affecting people with disabilities.  Mary Kessens, Riverfront, Inc. President and CEO stated, "We nominated Senator Shilling for her ongoing commitment to advocating for individuals with disabilities in Wisconsin, and for her recent legislative success in strengthening job training through increased funding to the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation."


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