Awards of recognition were handed out to 2 members of the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities earlier this month.

Theresa Schnipke is a Service and Support Administration Manager, and Vickie Cartwright is a Behavioral Support Specialist- received the Ed Comer Award for Excellence at the Ohio National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) Conference in Columbus.

The board's executive director- Ester Baldridge- said many lives have vastly improved because of their willingness to partner with and involve community teams and state resources in an effort to improve the lives of individuals with dual diagnosis in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Putnam Counties.