Seeks to improve the lives of individuals who experience an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD)
Demonstrate a commitment to the community
Share their light for the community good
Has a direct impact on Pierce County residents
Are a change agent and brings awareness to issues in the lives of individuals who experience an I/DD and/or their families
Creating lasting impact within the I/DD community
If yes, consider nominating them for the 2023 award!
Who is Tracy A. Vandewall?
As a mother, leader, advocate, friend, and neighbor, she was a champion for persons who experience I/DD. Tracy was the founding Executive Director of the Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. It was Tracy’s vision that organized, planned, and started the Pierce County Legislative Forum. She was also instrumental in our community by creating the Rainbow Festival, a family-centered day in the park for all abilities!
Tracy used her time, leadership, and talents to make the world a better place. She rallied anyone around her, advocated for legislative change, and made it her mission to connect people together. When she “tapped you on the shoulder” or asked you to join her, people did their best to deliver! Tracy died in 2019 and we honor her legacy with this community award during the Pierce County Legislative Forum.