Call for nominations! ALDAcon 2022 Awards

In ALDAcon, ALDAcon 2021, News by Jim Laffer

awardWant to recognize a great volunteer or organization? Each year ALDA honors people and organizations that have improved the lives of people with hearing loss or significantly contributed to the activities and well-being of ALDA. This is your chance to recognize these individuals and organizations.

Award categories include:

  • I. King Jordan Award – Presented at the discretion of the Board of Directors to a late-deafened person who has succeeded and become distinguished in their chosen field of endeavor and is an outstanding role model for other late-deafened people and for deaf people in general.
  • Robert R. Davila ALDA Angel Award – Presented to an individual, organization, or agency providing ALDA with important services, funding or other forms of support during the year. 
  • ALDA Brainstorm Award — Presented for a creative idea or initiative which has had or will have a significant long-term benefit to ALDA.
  • Bob Hawley Fearless Leader Award — Presented to an individual for superior leadership in advancing, maintaining or establishing an ALDA chapter or a group.
  • Able ALDAn Award — Presented to a member of ALDA who has contributed time and hard work above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Cheryl Heppner ALDA Advocacy Award — Presented to a person for outstanding advocacy on behalf of late-deafened adults.

Submit your nominations by September 3, 2022 through the online nomination form

If you have any questions, contact Awards Co-Chairs David Baldridge ( and Steve Larew (

Thank you for your continued support and for recognizing those working so hard to help others