Panorama of ADA Celebration LuncheonOn July 26th, The Independence Center celebrated the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as the 30th anniversary of The Independence Center’s opening in Colorado Springs. An estimated 320 people attended the event and everyone seemed to have a great time. Employees from various departments at The IC spoke at length about their work with people with disabilities, and the impact that work has had on their consumers.

In attendance were Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, Manitou Springs Mayor Nicole Nicoletta, and several members of the Colorado Springs City Council. KRDO’s Jon Karroll emceed the event. In an award ceremony that paid tribute to organizations in the Pikes Peak region that have worked to progress the mission of the ADA, Mayor John Suthers presented awards to five deserving local organizations.

The IC is grateful for the contributions made in improving accessibility throughout the Pikes Peak region, and would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported The IC throughout the years. And special thanks to Doug Brauner of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Matt Getze of UCCS, who shot the photos below.

Patricia Speaking at 2017 ADA Celebration Luncheon

Patricia Yeager, CEO of The Independence Center

Mayor John Suthers Presenting Award to Ben Bills

Mayor Suthers presenting award to Ben Bills for his work on Text to 911

The IC's Tim Ashley With Board Chair, Drew Wills

The IC’s Tim Ashley and Board Chair, Drew Wills