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Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run
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  • The Accessible America Contest, administered by National Organization on Disability is sponsored by grants from UPS, AARP and the Chrysler Foundation.
  •  1. This is a question for the county to answer    2. Industry representatives    3. Community Development 4. Bergen County Office on Disability Services or HIP
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    1. Bergen County Municipalities Allendale (Borough) Montvale (Borough) Alpine (Borough) Moonachie (Borough) Bergenfield (Borough) New Milford (Borough) Bogota (Borough) North Arlington (Borough) Carlstadt (Borough) Northvale (Borough) Cliffside Park (Borough) Norwood (Borough) Closter (Borough) Oakland (Borough) Cresskill (Borough) Old Tappan (Borough) Demarest (Borough) Oradell (Borough) Dumont (Borough) Palisades Park (Borough) East Rutherford (Borough) Paramus (Borough) Edgewater (Borough) Park Ridge (Borough) Elmwood Park (Borough) Ramsey (Borough) Emerson (Borough) Ridgefield (Borough) Englewood Cliffs (Borough) Ridgefield Park (Village) Englewood (City) Ridgewood (Village) Fair Lawn (Borough) River Edge (Borough) Fairview (Borough) River Vale (Township) Fort Lee (Borough) Rochelle Park (Township) Franklin Lakes (Borough) Rockleigh (Borough) Garfield (City) Rutherford (Borough) Glen Rock (Borough) Saddle Brook (Township) Hackensack (City) Saddle River (Borough) Harrington Park (Borough) South Hackensack (Township) Hasbrouck Heights (Borough) Teaneck (Township) Haworth (Borough) Tenafly (Borough) Hillsdale (Borough) Teterboro (Borough) Ho-Ho-Kus (Borough) Upper Saddle River (Borough) Leonia (Borough) Waldwick (Borough) Little Ferry (Borough) Wallington (Borough) Lodi (Borough) Washington Township Lyndhurst (Township) Westwood (Borough) Mahwah (Township) Wood-Ridge (Borough) Maywood (Borough) Woodcliff Lake (Borough) Midland Park (Borough) Wyckoff (Township)
    2. Accessible Bergen County Accessible America • Award competition between towns to determine which town is the most accessible for people with disabilities • Towns submit an application fee and complete the application • Impartial judges determine the winner • Winner receives a monitory reward
    3. Accessible Bergen County Survey Results Two populations: Responses Disability advocates (73) 20 29% Mayor’s of Bergen County (70) 10 13% `
    4. Should Bergen have a competition? 1. Would you like to see an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition for all 70 municipalities in Bergen County? Percent Advocates Mayors Total Yes 96.4% 18 8 26 No 3.6% 0 1 1 Answered question 18 9 Skipped question 2 1
    5. If you agree, why? 2. If you agree we SHOULD have an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition what do you think would be the benefits? More towns will adopt Community Awareness Access for All Committee's 70.4% National recognition for the county 33.3% National recognition for the winning towns 33.3% State recognition for the winning towns 40.7% Appreciation for the challenges faced by those who are disabled 88.9% Mayor and town officials gain new knowledge of the services available to 85.2% disabled residents. Answered question 27, Skipped question 3
    6. If you disagree, why? 3. If you believe we SHOULD NOT have an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition, what do you see as the challenges preventing the competition? More towns will adopt Community Awareness Access for All Committee's 0% Not enough volunteers 50% Too high a “cost” in terms of county officials time 33 % Too complicated to organize 17% Too complicated to conduct 17% Could not find a sponsor to provide the award 33 % Towns will not compete because they do not see the benefits 83% Answered question 6, Skipped question 24
    7. What department should PLAN 4. What department in county government would PLAN/ORGANIZE an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition? County Executive 54% Bergen County Sheriff 11% Bergen Community College 7% Community Transportation - Human Services Dept 18% Cooperative Library System (BCCLS), Bergen County 7% Disability Services - Human Services Dept 78% Environmental Council, Bergen County 4% Volunteer Center of Bergen County 18% Answered question 2, Skipped question 28
    8. Rank the planning tasks 5. Rank the planning tasks below in order of difficulty 1 most difficult 7 least difficult? Finding a sponsor to provide the award. 3.70 Finding impartial judges. 4.26 Designing an application that would be applicable at the 3.83 county level. Finding volunteers to persuade local municipal officials to 3.35 compete . Finding volunteers to conduct an evaluation event in each 3.42 town. Planning the award ceremony with an appropriate state 5.16 official as presenter. Public relations throughout the process to keep the general 4.56 public informed. Answered question 28, Skipped question 2
    9. Planning tasks Ranked 1 Finding volunteers to persuade local municipal officials 3.35 to compete. 2 Finding volunteers to conduct an evaluation event in 3.42 each town. 3 Finding a sponsor to provide the award. 3.70 4 Designing an application that would be applicable at the 3.83 county level. 5 Finding impartial judges. 4.26 6 Public relations throughout the process to keep the 4.56 general public informed. 7 Planning the award ceremony with an appropriate state 5.16 official as presenter.
    10. What department should CONDUCT? 6. What department in county government would CONDUCT/EXECUTE the “Accessible Bergen County” award competition? County Executive 41% Bergen County Sheriff 7% Bergen Community College 7% Community Transportation - Human Services Dept 11% Cooperative Library System (BCCLS), Bergen County1 0% Disability Services - Human Services Dept 74% Environmental Council, Bergen County 0% Volunteer Center of Bergen County 19% Answered question 27, Skipped question 3
    11. Time Line to the Award Ceremony 1. Award Ceremony 2. Judging 3. Evaluation Event Volunteers 4. Receive applications 5. Send applications 6. Volunteers make request resolutions x 70 towns 7. Create a county based application 8. Secure impartial judges 9. Secure an award sponsor 10. County government passes a resolution 11. County government accepts challenge
    12. Award Ceremony
    13. Judging
    14. Evaluation Event Volunteers
    15. Receive applications • County employees
    16. Send applications • County employees
    17. Volunteers make request resolutions x 70 towns Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Volunteer Development Department Charisse Taylor - VP Program/Chief Program Officer Ext 247 ctaylor@gsnnj.org Janice Fowler - Volunteer Development Director 201-967-8100 Ext 234 Paramus Service Center 300 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652
    18. Create a county based application Volunteered to HELP: Nancy Starnes, Senior Vice President National Organization on Disability 910 Sixteenth St., NW Washington, DC 20006 Phone: (202) 293-5960 Email Starnes@nod.org
    19. Secure impartial judges Heightened Independence and Progress Eileen Goff, Executive Director E-Mail: egoff.ber@hipcil.org 131 Main Street, Suite 120 Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 201-996-9100 E-Mail: ber@hipcil.org
    20. Secure an award sponsor “My office will be pleased to assist in identification of appropriate funding sources.” William J. Yakowicz Director of Grants Administration Bergen Community College 400 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ 07652-1595 201.612.5253 wyakowicz@bergen.edu
    21. County government passes a resolution County elected official
    22. County government accepts challenge County employee
    23. What department should PLAN 1. This is a question for the county to answer 2. Industry representatives 3. Community Development 4. Bergen County Office on Disability Services or HIP
    24. Rank the planning tasks 1. I would help in anyway to make this work I would even contact all elected officials to achieve this 2. Volunteers, Money, Time and Talent

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