Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2019
Contact: Andrea Bruns, State Director
Kentucky CASA Network
Phone: (502) 238-2154
Local CASA Program Board Member in Kentucky Receives National CASA Association Board Member of the Year Award and Recognition
At the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association 2019 Awards of Excellence event held in Atlanta, Georgia on June 3, Charlotte Burton, Board Member with CASA of Ohio Valley in Owensboro, Kentucky, was honored by the National CASA Association as the National CASA Board Member of the Year.
The National CASA Board Member of the Year Award honors an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership and commitment to their CASA/GAL Program through their role as a member of a CASA/GAL Board of Directors or Advisory Council.
Charlotte was a founding member of CASA of Ohio Valley when it began its development as a CASA program over 25 years ago. She has served in various roles on the board and currently serves as the program’s treasurer.
In her nomination, Rosemary Conder, Executive Director of CASA of Ohio Valley, writes, “Charlotte’s passion for our mission has contributed to the program’s positive reputation and driven local perception of the need for CASA services” and is the “personification of an ideal board member.”
This award marks the second year in a row that a Kentucky CASA program was recognized nationally by the National CASA Association. “Charlotte is a very involved and dedicated board member who has provided tremendous leadership for CASA of Ohio Valley for over 25 years. She is most deserving of this award and we are proud of her, the board of CASA of Ohio Valley, and the CASA program’s staff and volunteers for the dedication and hard work to serve the abused and neglected children in Daviess County,” said Andrea Bruns, State Director of the Kentucky CASA Network.
About the Kentucky CASA Network
The Kentucky CASA Network, Inc. is the state Court Appointed Special Advocate association as recognized in Kentucky Revised Statutes with a mission to support and strengthen local CASA programs that support trained community volunteers appointed by judges to represent the best interests of dependent, abused and neglected children in Kentucky.