October 27, 2005
ATLANTA – Last month, the Grady DFCS Board was recognized by the Georgia Association of DFCS Boards as the "Board of the Year" and in light of this occasion the local staff saw fit to honor the board. The Grady County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) recognized the Grady County DFCS Board for their community involvement and active support for social services in Grady County. The Grady DFCS staff honored the board with a reception on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, in recognition of their efforts.
The honorees include: Carolyn Hopkins, Chairwoman, Azalee Anderson, Vice-Chair, Lanola Dunlap, Anthony Cochran and Joan Drew. "The board is a diverse group of four outspoken women and one soft-spoken man who have been able to compliment each other and provide leadership and support to the staff of Grady County DFCS," said Jeanette Maxwell, Grady County DFCS Director. " These board members, in their own way, go about making Grady County a better place in which to live and raise a family."
The Grady County Board members come from diverse backgrounds. Two are retired educators; one served as a DFCS Supervisor, one is a prominent local businesswoman and another served for many years as a city councilman. " All five board members are tireless in their efforts to make a difference in the lives of those with whom they come in contact, whether it be in their respective churches, social clubs or in their advocacy efforts for the unmet needs of children and adults in this community," Maxwell further noted.
During the past year, the Grady board have been involved in a number of social services activities on behalf of the community, including: fundraising and outreach for Vashti (the Methodist Children’s Homes) and St. Mary’s Home, support and for seniors through the Chamber of Commerce AMEN Committee and Magnolia Place (a local retirement home), scholarship programs for graduating high school students, child advocacy through the "Children Priority Number One" program, financial support for after school tutoring, as well as child abuse and prevent efforts through the Grady County Council on Child Abuse.
For information, contact:
Ari Young; 404-657-1387