(L-R): ACBDD Board President Tom Fleming and Superintendent Theresa Schnipke present Cindy Pottkotter, Chris Monnin and Jason Fleming of Garmann Miller with the 2023 President’s Award Thursday, March 30, during the annual Partnership Luncheon in Lima.

Cindy Pottkotter and Jason Fleming recognized for longtime service to organization

MINSTER, Ohio — The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities named Cindy Pottkotter and Jason Fleming of Garmann Miller recipients of its President’s Award during the organization’s 2023 Partnership Luncheon, Thursday, March 30 at Lima’s Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Pottkotter, a designer, and Fleming, construction administrator, were recognized for providing excellent service with various project upgrades, additions and renovations over the past eight years.

ACBDD Superintendent Theresa Schnipke

“Cindy’s attention to detail is impeccable, and she’s not afraid to take on any challenge for what the customer wants or needs. Jason always has a can-do approach. His advocacy and passion for the field of developmental disabilities is very much appreciated.”

Pottkotter has extensive knowledge of ACBDD planning, having worked on seven projects with the organization over the past eight years. She helped design a safe entry space for a school built in the early 1970s and has helped plan unused space for quality services.

Schnipke added –

“She understands the limits of government funding and has helped each project be as efficient as possible.”

As construction administrator, Fleming supports ACBDD on-site to keep projects on time, on scope and on budget. His hands-on involvement eases the impact on ACBDD by responding to requests for information, providing clarifications and observing the quality of construction.

Schnipke said –

“Jason is creative and has given the board countless hours of his time and attention.”

Pottkotter and Fleming joined the GM team in 2008. ACBDD and GM’s partnership began in 2011. To learn more about ACBDD go to acbdd.org and visit creategm.com for more about Garmann Miller.

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About Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities: ACBDD offers a full range of services beginning with in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to service coordination for individuals who are elderly. Its service and support administration staff links individuals and their families to needed services including but not limited to: Preschool and school services, individual support services which can include respite care, supported residential services, vocational training, community employment and crisis intervention.

About Garmann Miller: Garmann Miller is a multi-service design firm established in 1993 in Minster, Ohio. With over 65 professionals in various design and planning roles, GM is a one-stop resource for building design projects. GM is ranked in the top 60 national architectural firms for K-12 education by Building Design + Construction and earns Best Firms to Work For in the U.S. annually by Zweig Group.