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OVGI Public Information Officer, Michael Flannery Ohio Valley Goodwill was honored to be recognized by Ohio Public Images (OPI) during an awards ceremony held on March 20th in partnership with the statewide County Board Association official luncheon. Goodwill’s video “Transitions” which was produced by Public Information Officer, Michael Flannery, was singled out for the Ohio Public Images Award of Merit for Audio-Visual Production. The non-profit organization (OPI) was created to promote positive perceptions of people with developmental disabilities and Goodwill’s “Transitions” video was featured as a very positive example of conveying that message in an audio-visual format. The video was produced by Flannery of behalf of Ohio Valley Goodwill in order to provide an overview of choices that individuals with disabilities could make in moving from the world of school into the larger community. In accepting the award afterwards, Flannery commented that Goodwill’s mission parallels that of Ohio Public Images in the sense that supporting the positive perceptions of individuals with disabilities is a primary focus of the organization. The Goodwill team was also delighted to learn that the Style Guide developed by the Advocacy In Media (AIM) group, was singled out for recognition by Ohio Public Images. As the Public Information Officer for Goodwill, Flannery is very active with the AIM group which is dedicated to promoting the use of People First language annd respect for individuals with disabilities. Ohio Valley Goodwill is very proud of its award-winning programs for individuals with disabilities and celebrates its most recent recognition during this, its 95th Anniversary of service in the Greater Cincinnati community.