An honorable awards program called Good Works Under 40 is an annual award presented by the Dallas Foundation and The Dallas Morning News. The aim is to honor the most dedicated, skilled, and passionate volunteers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their community.
Dominic Lacy, a deaf man and President of Deaf Action Center (DAC), has been selected as one of the 5 finalists! DAC helps serve the deaf and hard of hearing community in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas.
Hi, Dominic! Why is this nomination so important to you and DAC?
This recognition, this honor, I’m like wow. First, I feel honored to be a finalist. But second, I felt honored that the people in the city recognized the work we’ve been doing for the deaf community and the fact we are continuing services and constructing a new building that represents our stability for many years to come.
How does it feel being one of the top Five finalists?
I feel honored to be chosen as one of the five finalists. When I look at my other peers, I just think wow. I mean, how often does a deaf person get this type of recognition from the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth? Not often. And never before. So, I feel honored from the support I have from the deaf community, because this couldn’t have happened without their support.
Why is this award so significant to the Dallas Deaf community?
This award, this recognition, we need to get other foundations to continue bonding with us at DAC. Like us at DAC, we like to continue to serve our community, advocating for our community, and really, give better lives and better opportunities for our deaf friends.
You can vote every day once a day until November 3rd. Good luck, Dominic!