Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award

The Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award was established in 1968 by the NIB Board of Directors. The award is named after the late Dr. Salmon, one of the nation’s outstanding advocates for people who are blind, who was instrumental in the passage of the Wagner-O’Day Act in 1938 and the formation of NIB, and who served on the NIB board of directors in the organization’s early years.

Nominees for the Peter J. Salmon Award are people who are blind currently employed in a direct labor manufacturing or service operation in an NIB associated nonprofit agency. Nominees are evaluated for the award based on job performance and positive activities in both the workplace and in their communities.