Site Director Receives Community Leader Award!

Our Site Director, Lizz Maxwell, was honored as the 2022 recipient of the Community Leader Award at the Lakewood Women’s Club’s Women Honoring Women event at Vosh on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022. (pictured L to R: Torey Worren from Lakewood Women’s Club, State Senator Nickie J. Antonio, Lizz, and Lakewood Mayor Meghan George)
The Community Leader Award honors a woman who has demonstrated excellence in leadership through deep local understanding and outstanding initiative. She consistently advances community-driven, innovative, and sustainable solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges, and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities.
As we witness here at GiGi’s Playhouse, Lizz is more than deserving of this award. She is the eyes, ears, heart and soul of this Playhouse. She leads with love and compassion and is a fierce advocate for the Down syndrome community. Lizz has selflessly dedicated herself to leading her Lakewood community and Northeast Ohio communities to be more accepting, generous and kind. We could not be more proud! Congratulations Lizz!
Congratulations to all of the amazing nominees doing incredible work in our community!
Lizz was awarded this Senatorial Citation by State Senator Nickie J. Antonio.


  1. Rhonda Wagner on October 7, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Congratulations Lizz! So proud of you! The Community Leader Award is such an honor and so very deserved! The support for individuals with Down syndrome and awareness you bring to the community is like no other! For that, I thank you and applaud!

  2. Megan Vance on November 8, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Yay Lizz!! Well deserved! You are an amazing asset to the community, thank you for all you do!

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