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CAU Annual Gala Dinner Dance

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Newark Liberty International Airport

1 Hotel Road

Newark, NJ 07114

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This year Community Access Unlimited will be honoring Union County
Freeholder Betty Jane Kowalski and Kevin Casey from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities at our annual Gala, to be held this year on November 2 at the Marriot Newark Airport Hotel.

Bette Jane Kowalski has been a lifelong advocate for parks, libraries, public transportation and community service here in Union County over her 14 years as a member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. As Freeholder Chairwoman in 2007, she promoted initiatives for shared county-local services to reduce costs and increase efficiency and continues to work to ensure high quality, cost-effective services for county residents. Bette Jane worked to bring direct service to New York for Raritan Valley riders during off-peak hours. She supported funding for children’s projects at public libraries and for community gardens. She helped address the issue of Rahway River flood control. Bette Jane serves as the Freeholder liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council, which coordinates the services of the county and various agencies and organizations to seniors, children and those in need. And as a member of the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, she worked to add many acres of land to the Union County Parks system.

Kevin Casey is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD). Hailing from Bloomington, Illinois, Kevin came to the NJCDD in March 2015 to lead the daily work of the council in its mission to advocate for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in New Jersey. Before joining the NJCDD, Kevin spent 11 years leading the Illinois and Pennsylvania state divisions that oversee services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Previously, he led nonprofit organizations that provide services for people with developmental disabilities, including serving for 15 years as the director of Pennsylvania Protection & Advocacy, Inc. Kevin began his career teaching and providing direct service for teens with both mental illness and intellectual disabilities. He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor of science degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in special education.

Visit our website for more information at www.caunj.org

Contact Cara Pavia, Director of Fundraising with questions at 908-354-3040 x4376 or cpavia@caunj.org

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