Guidelines and Nomination Booklet

Dear RCOC Self-Advocates, Families, Service Providers, Community Partners, and Friends:

You all know a person, group, or organization that deserves recognition!  The Regional Center of Orange County’s (RCOC’s) Spotlight Awards is one way to acknowledge their contributions to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities in Orange County. 

Since 1997, RCOC has hosted an annual gala to honor those who stand out as role models of selfless service and dedicated advocacy in their work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities in our community.

The process for nomination is straightforward.  Please take a few minutes to review the Spotlight Award categories, and then nominate an outstanding individual, group, or organization for one of the awards. 

Award winners will be announced during the month of February.

The awards will be presented at the annual Spotlight Awards Ceremony held each Spring.  Information regarding ticket and table sponsorship options for the gala is available on our website.  We look forward to celebrating our community's heroes with you! 


Larry Landauer
Executive Director

John "Chip" Wright
Chair, RCOC Board of Directors