ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – An organization advocating for people with disabilities presented its Equalizer Award to Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny in recognition of his implementation of accessibility in the Borough Hall renovation.
The award was given to Hubeny by the Equalizers during a council meeting on July 25, the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Mayor Frederick J. Rast III, read the Equalizers letter praising the borough’s accessibility accomplishments, recognizing Hubeny, and presenting a $3,000 check to Library Director Jane Reynolds for the Friends of the Library.
“Atlantic Highlands has been more cooperative than any other area town in achieving accessibility compliance,” said Equalizers Executive Director Carolyn Schwebel as she presented the award.
Hubeny responded to an ADA lawsuit not defensively, but with determined efforts to provide the fullest ADA-compliance. Schwebel said he exceeded the organization’s expectations in his empathic awareness and attention to detail of access requirements.
During a recent tour of the renovated building, Hubeny said, “I kept saying to myself how would I feel about not having access.”