School district consultant among award winners

Kehau Martinez, an employment consultant with Mesa County School District 51 in Grand Junction, is among the winners of annual vocational rehabilitation awards presented by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

The department presents its Shinning Stars of VR Awards to recognize workers who overcome challenges, businesses that improve opportunities for people with disabilities and advocates who help people with disabilities.

Martinez is involved in the School to Work Alliance Program and was honored for her efforts to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. She was nominated for the award by several of her clients.