Wayne County a Finalist for the 2012 Community Impact Award

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April Lee and Lisa Brewer

Wayne County parent mentor April Lee and Lisa Brewer of Wayne County Family Connection are finalists for the 2012 Community Impact Award.


Lisa Brewer, executive director of Wayne County Family Connection,, says loneliness is not community. She believes everyone should have a sense of belonging where they live, work, or play. All people, whether young or old, have a special place in their community that is unique to them. Loneliness occurs when a person has not yet found the place where they can freely and safely use their gifts and talents, to contribute in their community. 

Lisa and April Lee, the Wayne County parent mentor, are finalists for the 2012 Community Impact Award in Parent to Parent (P2P) of Georgia’s Impact Award Program. The Impact Award recognizes individuals whose actions demonstrate, support, or lead to inclusion of individuals with disabilities so they can participate in all aspects of life.

Nominated by P2P of Georgia Executive Director Debra Tucker, Lisa and April were asked to create a short three-minute video that highlights their programs and practices that demonstrate, support, and lead to inclusion of people with disabilities. Their video, along with the other finalists, is on the P2P of Georgia’s website.

Passionate about achieving true community for all, Lisa and April believe that the citizens of Wayne County can work toward an inclusive community where everyone is given the opportunities to live full lives, with purpose, choosing to live together and building a safe place for everyone.

Please take time to watch the impact video and vote for Wayne County. You have an opportunity to view the video and vote daily for your favorite nominee through April 20. Please encourage your friends and partners to vote for Wayne County.