Ironwood Springs Wins Disability Employer Award


Winter 2017/18

Ironwood Springs Wins MN Disability Employer of the Year Award

At a ceremony in Stewartville on October 16, Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch was presented with an award from the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) recognizing the organization as an Outstanding Employer of people with disabilities.

Nominated by Ability Building Center (ABC), Ironwood Springs was selected by MOHR to receive the award in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.

Ironwood Awards Presentation

Above, left to right: Bruce Remme, ABC Executive Director; Jan Odle, Ironwood Retreat Director; Lou Kastler, Ironwood Development Director; Bob Bardwell, Ironwood Camp Director; Senator Carla Nelson; and Lynda Kuscienko, ABC Job Developer at the award presentation.

ABC crews have worked at Ironwood since 1998. The organization was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of InsideABC.

ABC Executive Director Bruce Remme presented the award to Camp Director Bob Bardwell on behalf of MOHR’s President Mike Burke.

Senator Carla Nelson also presented Ironwood Springs with a certificate of recognition from the Minnesota State Senate recognizing the award and congratulating the organization for its contributions to the region.

ABC Ironwood Crew

Members of the ABC Crew at Ironwood celebrate the award. (Photo courtesy Jaimi Stejskal.)

MOHR represents more than 110 disability service providers across the state. MOHR’s mission is to advocate and support its nonprofit members in providing meaningful services to persons with disabilities and communities served. Members are committed to respect for each individual, a person-centered approach and expanding work opportunities.

Celebrated every October, this year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

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