"Ohio Valley Goodwill Team Members Recognized at 2012 HCDDS Awards Event!"

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Ohio Valley Goodwill team members, Matt Graves and Paul Davis were singled out for recognition at the 2012 Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS) awards event on March 5th. The Goodwill team in attendance was thrilled for both of the award recipients on their well-deserved recognition.

Matt is a participant in Goodwill’s Westwood Training Center and was honored with the Sue G. Breiner Self-Advocacy award for his leadership and community outreach efforts on behalf of people with disabilities.

An enthusiastic advocate, Matt is the President of the Westwood Consumer Advisory Council and is involved in a number of community activities on a regular basis including volunteering at a local nursing home, committee work with his church and the Special Olympics organization.

“Matt does a wonderful job as President of the Westwood Consumer Advisory Council and we are delighted that he was selected for recognition,” said Michelle Ruschman, Westwood Supervisor.

In addition, Goodwill representatives were excited to watch Board of Directors member Paul Davis receive the Joanne M. Schreiner Award for Outstanding Achievement. The honor was bestowed on Davis for his record of service to Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services as well as his current work as a board member for Ohio Valley Goodwill. Mr. Davis spent more than 20 years with Hamilton County DD Services in a variety of roles including Deputy Superintendent and also served as Deputy Superintendent for the Warren County Board of DD for three years.

In 2008, Mr. Davis was elected as a board member for Ohio Valley Goodwill and as such is an active partner in the organization’s management and governance.

“Ohio Valley Goodwill is very pleased that our board member, Paul Davis, was selected for this esteemed recognition,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO.

Ohio Valley Goodwill congratulates Matt Graves and Paul Davis on their prestigious award recognition from long-time partner, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.

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