Newhope seeks nominees for awards

MANSFIELD — Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities continues to seek nominations for its new CARE awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart.

A nomination form with descriptions of all of the award categories can be found on our website, Forms are also available at the Richland Newhope Administration Building, 314 Cleveland Ave., Mansfield.

The nomination deadline is March 7. Winners will be honored at the agency’s annual Recognition Banquet on May 4.

For more information, contact Community Relations Director Jane Imbody at 419-774-4215 or

In 2017, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) served more than 1,600 individuals through early intervention, preschool, transition services, day services, supported employment, residential, therapy, and other family support programs.