It’s with a heavy heart we share that John Romer, our long-time advocacy director who retired in 2021, passed away earlier this month. John was a man of service, grassroots efforts, joyful presence, and boundless kindness. We will all miss him dearly.
To honor his legacy and the impact he made on so many lives, HCDDS will be creating the John Romer Advocacy Award. Each year, this award will recognize someone whose exceptional advocacy work on behalf of themselves and others has made a significant impact on their community.
Learn more about John and his work with people with disabilities and our community in this story, published in June 2021, to celebrate his retirement from HCDDS.
Our thoughts are with John’s family, friends, and all those who knew him.